The Best Poetry Books for Children
Reading poems with children introduces a love of language, sensory images, and rhyme especially these best poetry books to read with children.
Rhyming and Poetry Books for Older Readers
Rhyming. It’s a very important skill that younger kids need to help them learn to read and spell. But rhyming is effective with older readers, too! Poetry is a great place to start, as there are so many ways you can use it. *This post contains affiliate links. Poetry and rhyming books with a touch ... Read More about Poetry and Rhyming Books for Older Readers
How to Write a List Poem
Want to get kids to write a poem? Try to write a list poem. They're easy! You'll make two lists of nouns, verbs, or adjectives and put them together.
Daily Poetry Activities for Kids
For National Poetry Month or any time of the year, read poetry daily to your kids. It doesn't have to be poetry specifically written for kids either.
Shel Silverstein Poetry Study and FREE Printables & Poetry Analysis Pack (INSTANT DOWNLOAD) - Homeschool Giveaways
This Shel Silverstein Poetry Study (plus FREE printables and Poetry Analysis Pack) can help you bring his poetry to life for you kids.
Haiku Poem Templates
These haiku poem templates are great for teaching poetry, bulletin boards, or simply a fun holiday activity! They are ink-saving templates which can be printed on colored paper or simply colored by students! The TWELVE haiku templates included are: Back to School, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Easter, Summer (End of the Year), Blank One to Customize for your classroom! Click the image to purchase these haiku poem templates!
How to Use "I am From" Poems in Class
"I am from" poems are an ideal poetry workshop for English class. They celebrate our connection and our uniqueness. They are easy to write, and yet often lead to stunning images and surprising twists. Find out how to use them in class in this post from Spark Creativity.
Poetry Writing Bundle with Interactive Notebook & Lapbook
Teach your students the basics of poetry writing using this Poetry Writing Unit with Interactive Notebook and Lapbook. Take the confusion out of writing poetry and give your students fun and engaging activities to practice Poetry Writing! #poetry #poetryactivity #poetryactivities #poetryunit
Good Poems for Kids To Use During Circle Time
Try these tips and resources when searching for good poems for kids to use during circle time. Individual poems and poetry book recommendations included. Includes a printable book list. #poemsforkids #poetry #circletime #GrowingBookbyBook
Funny Poems for Kids: Giggle, Snort and Chuckle!
Good funny poems that kids will love! This collection of funny poetry books will get kids laughing and loving verse and funny rhymes. Including classic poetry and contemporary funny poems, this books are wonderful. #poems #poetry #childrensbooks
Kwame Alexander on New Book, Reading, & Upcoming Tour
Kwame Alexander's books connect to kids --kids can't put them down! I recently interviewed him about his latest YA book, Swing, written with Mary Rand Hess.
Poetry for Kids: How to Make Reading, Analyzing, and Writing Fun
How can we effectively teach poetry for kids? Poetry often feels like an intimidating and unattainable part of most teachers' English language arts curriculum. However, our guest blogger shares her six techniques for making poetry for kids more fun when it comes to reading, writing, and analyzing poetry. Learn all six techniques in this blog post!