Since April is National Poetry month and I’m also a poet (dowload / read my latest book ), I thought I’d share some ideas and resources for using poetry in your classroom.
I’ve used poetry a lot over the years in class. It can be done quite simply and doesn’t need to be any stuffy exercise. It is all about the power of expression. Simply handing out slips of paper and asking students to write one sentence based on your prompt, then collecting them and reading them out loud – is a wonderful activity and a great intro to poetry. Even songs are poems too! Just cut out the music and go for it….
1. Spoken Verse youtube channel.This is where the above video comes from.
4. PBS Favorite poem. Regular people read a poem.
6. Grammar Poems are delightful and can be used for any topic/content.
See an example below and read this to find out more about using them in your classroom.
If you liked this post – you’ll probably like the post “Teaching and Poetry”