2 What is Poetry? Lang. with intense feeling & imagery Qualities of sound thatbounce pleasingly off the tonguetickle the earleave the mind something to ponderAffecting honing of sound and meaning
3 Categories of Poetry for Children Nursery Rhymes & Jump-Rope RhymesFolk SongsLyric or Expressive PoemsNarrative PoemsNonsense VerseForm Poems - Limericks, Haiku, ConcreteDialogue PoemsFree Verse
4 Elements of Poetry Sounds - rhythm & rhyme Alliteration Images Forms Insight
5 Choosing Good PoetrySound - If rhyme is present, should be exact. Rhythms, if present should be consistent but not monotonous.Images - Bring clear images to mind.Insight - Surprises with fresh or wise observations
6 Children’s Preferences Narrative form is liked by all agesFree verse & Haiku are the most dislikedPrefer poems that contain rhyme, rhythm, and soundChildren most like humor, familiar experience, and animalsPrefer contemporary poemsDon’t like extensive figurative language and visual imagery
7 Expanding Taste in Poetry Share poetry informally with students just for enjoymentPromote poetry by having children practice choral speaking and performanceEncourage students to write poetry.