Let’s start the year with poetry! I’ve shared some tips, resources, and favorites that will get everyone excited to put pen to paper.
The 2020-2021 school year will likely be different than any other school year we’ve ever known. While last year ended with emergency remote learning in most places due to COVID-19, … Continue Reading Seen, Valued, Heard: Poetry to Establish Community
Today I share a poetry lesson from one of my favorite resources. This lesson is ready to use in your classroom too!
This is an invitation to write a poem with me today! You might also find this post helpful to you as a teacher and wish to share it with your students.
Instead of being delegated to April only, poetry can be a pathway. We can make the deliberate choice to lead our students down this road on our way to learning and sharing new information, telling a story, discovering a person from history, persuading others, playing with language, responding to reading, opportunities for collaboration, and alternatives to morning work. Poetry should be woven into the fabric of your curriculum and, can be the new road you travel down to reach many goals and objectives. Please include your favorite poetry titles in the Padlet linked in the post!
Did you experiment with some poetry now that the school year is in full swing? If not, here are a few more ideas to convince you poetry can be woven into your day. It starts with you.
For some, this might be your last evening before school begins. For others, you might be on your third week! Tonight I’m sharing five, five-minute ideas that might just help you fit poetry into your day, each day. I needed to find a solution to the lack of poetry in my day for my students and I’m hoping these ideas might just inspire some of your own as you begin a new year.
Kids are inundated by rules. If the gift of writing is freedom of expression, are we imposing too many “rules” on writers? What if the rules of every genre, like poetry, were limited to just two or three?
Third grade poetry centers are one way to immerse students in the different literary devices and figurative language we find in poems.
Meg Kearney provides us with some ways to teach poetry in the elementary school in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Learning to play with words is an important step for young writers who are learning to create poems.
Need a fresh idea for poetry? Try this lesson!
I am on a technology roll lately! First Evernote and now Padlet. Check out the start of a new tool to inspire my students.
Making space for poetry.
Dropping poetry in our classroom silently was like sprinkling seeds and the students (in the classroom and our mentors in Ms. Haseltine’s classroom in Virginia) acted as the fertilizer. The students were learning about poetry and becoming poets before we had any lessons. From this point on, our study of poetry became an enlightenment of the curiosity and noticings of the students.
Naturally, April seems to be the month to introduce poetry units of study as either part of writing or reading workshop, and that is a lovely celebration to look forward to. But, why wait until April? Why not bring the power of poetry into our workshops from the very beginning of the school year?
Back in March, I had the pleasure of attending the Michigan Reading Association conference in Grand Rapids, MI. I had been preparing my own presentation for the event and … Continue Reading Growing Students Who Love Poetry
Be a teacher who writes poetry and share it with your students.
This Throwback Post written by Anna is sure to inspire you during National Poetry Month!
Slice up a quick write and a poem may emerge!