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Last week I spoke about National Poetry Month and ideas to spark reading in your classroom. I want to continue the conversation about poetry because it is such an interesting genre that students really enjoy learning about! In this week’s episode we are diving into ideas that will engage your students in writing with a big connection to poetry.
National months and recognitions are the perfect opportunity to be that surface level of student buy in. You should be making National Poetry Month a big deal in April, and I’m going to tell you how.
There are ways you can have fun and see some pretty amazing writing without having to abandon subjects or practices that you have going on in your classroom prior to April. In this episode I share five ideas that your students will enjoy and remember!
As you know, the different types of poetry have different rules that need to be followed. That’s why I highly suggest teaching your students these rules before you expect them to write poetry. This will also allow you to focus on literacy elements that you have been working on throughout the year.
This is a great opportunity to talk about figurative language, similes, personification, and more. You may be giving your students guidelines for how to write their poetry, but allowing them to explore their creativity is so important!
This will be no surprise to my recurring listeners, but these ideas I share with you will be fun and memorable to your students. It is so important to have student engagement, which is why I’ve created these ideas that will have students doing so much more than writing a simple poem.
I’ve even thrown in an idea that involves the whole class to work together as a cohesive unit. Poetry is a great way to have your students work on their reading and writing skills through creativity. I can’t wait to hear about how you are celebrating National Poetry Month!
In this episode on how to make poetry your students’ next favorite writing unit, I share:
- Things to remember when teaching your students to write poetry
- 5 ways to get your students writing during National Poetry Month
- How to make writing poetry memorable to your students
- A whole-group activity to enhance poetry writing
- Join the Waitlist
- Figurative Language Anchor Charts and Posters
- Poetry Month Reading and Writing Activities
- Episode 25, 5 Tips for Teaching Poetry
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