2What is Poetry?a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific formManages to say a lot with just a few carefully chosen wordsIs intended to be read aloud
3Poetry is a great way for children to experiment and explore language and develop phonemic awareness (the ability to hear and manipulate individual phonemes).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.
4Couplet Definition: Examples: A unit of verse consisting of 2 lines that usually rhymeA couple = 2 people, 2 things, 2 of everythingMay be humorous or seriousCan be song lyrics, jokes,Dr. Seuss books, etc.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!
6Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are,Up above the world so high,Like a diamond in the skyThen the traveler in the darkThanks you for your tiny spark;How could he see where to go,If you did not twinkle so?- Mother Goose
7Song CoupletIf 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
8Acrostic Poetry Definition: Example: The first letters of each line form a word or message relating to the subjectThe letters of the subject written verticallyEach line begins with a word or phrase that starts with that letterDoes not have to rhymeSimple, based upon one wordMusic 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?
9A fast swimmerB rown-eyed girlB raveY ells for the Blue Devils
10TeacherT 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!)
11Quatrain Is not some strange Has 4 lines with a rhyming pattern of train that is taken to“The Land of Qua.”“Quatr” means 4Has 4 lines with a rhyming pattern ofaabb, abab, aaaa,or abcdOne of the most common forms of poetry.
12Can you guess who spoke in this Quatrain? Fee, fi, fo, fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman,Be he alive, or be he deadI’ll grind his bones to make my bread.The mean, giant ogre in“Jack and the Beanstalk”
13What are Haikus? A 3 line poem consisting of 17 syllables. (5-7-5 pattern)1st line = 5 syllables2nd line = 7 syllables3rd line = 5 syllablesAncient Japanese form of poetryTypically expresses a single thought, feeling or ideaUsually has nature themesDoes not rhyme
14Raindrops Worm Raindrops falling down On the windowpane making wonderful music-JasonWormAt night, quietly,a worm under the moonlightdigs into a nut.-Basho
15a / worm / un / der / the / moon / light At / night,/ qui / et / ly,a / worm / un / der / the / moon / lightdigs / in / to / a / nut.
16Why should I teach Poetry? memorizing and reciting poetry builds confidencepoems give children an easy way to remember a lesson or valuepoems inspire uspoems capture emotions and ideas in phrases that are often easy to rememberpoems offer a chance to build connections within multiple areas of a child’s curriculumyou can use poetry to teach grammar and vocabulary
178 Easy steps to teach your kids poetry: Read the poem aloudIdentify and define words that students might not knowRead the poem aloud againSummarize the poemDiscuss the poemAsk students for their experiencesMemorize the poemRecite the poem
18Writing Tips for Kids1. 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.).
20Sick 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