I admit to loving poetry and I enjoy sharing poems with the classes I teach. I appreciate that, ‘poetry is the best words, in the best order about something important.’ Imagine using poems in guided reading or a literature circle. Poems are succinct texts filled with amazing language. Exposing students to poetry develops comprehension skills and supports developing writers to play with language.
Do you find teaching poetry daunting? If so then poetry pack may be a useful resource for you. This A4 download comprises an introduction to teaching poetry. The poetic devices and poetic forms mentioned in the NSW English syllabus K-6 are unpacked. A number of step – by – step sheets guide you and your students to produce a variety of poems. Take a look by clicking here.