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How are Reading, Writing and Poetry related?. What is Poetry? a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form.

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1 How are Reading, Writing and Poetry related?

2 What is Poetry? a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form Manages to say a lot with just a few carefully chosen words Is intended to be read aloud

3  P Poetry is a great way for children to experiment and explore language and develop phonemic awareness (the ability to hear and manipulate individual phonemes).  M Most children are familiar with nursery rhymes and tongue twisters, but acrostic, shape, couplet, and haiku poems are all fantastic ways to inspire your children and to get them reading and writing.

4 Couplet Definition: A unit of verse consisting of 2 lines that usually rhyme A couple = 2 people, 2 things, 2 of everything May be humorous or serious Can be song lyrics, jokes, Dr. Seuss books, etc. Examples: Chocolate candy is sweet and yummy It goes down smoothly in my tummy! Make that chili good and hot Cook it in a Texas pot!

5 Complete the couplet Twinkle, twinkle ….

6 Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are, Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky Then the traveler in the dark Thanks you for your tiny spark; How could he see where to go, If you did not twinkle so? - Mother Goose

7 Song Couplet If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe I’d been married long time ago Where did you come from where did you go Where did you come from Cotton- Eye Joe -Rednex

8 Acrostic Poetry Definition: The first letters of each line form a word or message relating to the subject The letters of the subject written vertically Each line begins with a word or phrase that starts with that letter Does not have to rhyme Simple, based upon one word Example: Music M y head is full of rhythm U ntil I can barely sit still S ee me move to the beat I t does the same for others C an you feel the magic of music?

9 A fast swimmer B rown-eyed girl B rave Y ells for the Blue Devils

10 Teacher T akes time to listen E ach student is important A lot of patience C ares about learning H as all the answers (or will look it up!) E ach day a new adventure R eally organized (most of the time!)

11 Quatrain Is not some strange train that is taken to “The Land of Qua.” “Quatr” means 4 Has 4 lines with a rhyming pattern of aabb, abab, aaaa, or abcd One of the most common forms of poetry.

12 Can you guess who spoke in this Quatrain? Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman, Be he alive, or be he dead I’ll grind his bones to make my bread. The mean, giant ogre in “Jack and the Beanstalk”

13 What are Haikus? A 3 line poem consisting of 17 syllables. (5-7-5 pattern) 1 st line = 5 syllables 2 nd line = 7 syllables 3 rd line = 5 syllables Ancient Japanese form of poetry Typically expresses a single thought, feeling or idea Usually has nature themes Does not rhyme

14 Raindrops Raindrops falling down On the windowpane making wonderful music -Jason Worm At night, quietly, a worm under the moonlight digs into a nut. -Basho

15 At / night,/ qui / et / ly, a / worm / un / der / the / moon / light digs / in / to / a / nut.

16 WHY SHOULD I TEACH POETRY?  m memorizing and reciting poetry builds confidence  poems give children an easy way to remember a lesson or value oems inspire us oems capture emotions and ideas in phrases that are often easy to remember oems offer a chance to build connections within multiple areas of a child’s curriculum  you can use poetry to teach grammar and vocabulary

17 8 Easy steps to teach your kids poetry: 1.Read the poem aloud 2.Identify and define words that students might not know 3.Read the poem aloud again 4.Summarize the poem 5.Discuss the poem 6.Ask students for their experiences 7.Memorize the poem 8.Recite the poem

18 Writing Tips for Kids 1. Read! 2. Write down all your ideas, quickly, before they escape! 3. Try to write as often as you can. 4. Develop a "first draft checklist". a. Read your poem over several times quietly. b. Take out the words that don't have power, or change them. c. Look at every word, especially the verbs (the action words). d. Ask yourself, "Does my poem say what I want it to say?" e. Ask, "Does it look like I want it to?" f. Does it sound right? 5. Don't worry about rhyming. 6. Read your poem out loud, to yourself or to a friend. 7. Have someone read your poem to you! 8. Don't give up until your poem is just the way you like it. 9. Put your poem away for a while, maybe even several days or weeks. 10. Share your poem with the world (friends, family, etc.).

19 Fun Poetry Websites cttxt.html

20 Sick I cannot go to school today. Said little Peggy Ann McKay. I have the measles and the mumps, a gash, a rash and purple bumps. What’s that? What’s that you say? You say today is …Saturday? G’bye, I’m going out to play! -Shel Silverstein


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