The lantern poem takes the form of a hanging lantern, going from short to wider as the poem goes on, and then becoming short again in the final line.
Teaching Poetry I finally did it. I dove head first into poetry this week. I've always been totally intimidated by poetry. It goes way back to high school when we'd have to read a poem and discuss what it was "really about".
I was so literal and had such a hard time with poetry. As a teacher, I just didn't know where to begin. But this year, I was inspired by all the fabulous bloggers out there talking about Poetry Month, and I decided I just needed to go for it.
How can I teach my kids to take chances with their writing, if I'm not doing the same? After having some success with our Earth Day poemsI was feeling a little more confident. Here are a couple of things we did this week: We made this poem as a class: First, we brainstormed a list of spring words.
The butterfly was just a prop to get them excited about our class poem. Then, we used our colored sticky notes to think of an adjective and a verb for each of these spring words.
I wrote all the ideas on the white board and then we voted for our finalists.
Here's our final product again: My first graders came up with all of the words so they felt ownership of this poem. I know it's pretty basic, but it got my students feeling like they too could write poetry. They were excited about their finished product.
Then my class really wanted to write a rhyming poem. They wanted to keep with the spring theme again. So we went for it and here's what we came up with: Someone suggested the first line, "Spring is here.
Then we decided to think of two nouns and add verbs with them for the next few lines, just to simplify our poem. Plus, we thought it sounded good that way.
We added the verbs to the nouns and tried to find rhymes to go with them. We ended up shuffling words around, based on which word was the easiest to find a rhyming pair. So we switched it because someone thought of winds blow for the next line.Read the poem then answer the comprehension questions, and respond to a short writing prompt.
On My Nature Hike This poem helps to remind us of the peacefulness of nature. How To Write A Love Poem: Tips And Ideas; If you are really crushing on someone and wish to express your feelings to that person in a unique and poetic manner, what can be better than writing a love poem for them to tell them about your feelings?
A love poem written with genuine honesty and intent can be the best gift you can give to your lover.
Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.
On weekdays, poems are accompanied by exclusive commentary and audio by the poets. First Thought By Lorna Dee Cervantes. best thought, you had taught.
me — a river runs through it, and the first found thought of you. Lorna Dee Cervantes, Drawings: For John Who Said to Write about True Love. By Lorna Dee Cervantes. Valentine. By Lorna Dee Cervantes. Hotel. Poetry is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the days of the school year.
(The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress). skip navigation. How to write a poem - next steps Click here to go to Part 2 of the series on how to write poetry Click here for a complete list of CWN poetry pages You can find more about poetry and how to write a poem on the Library of Congress's poetry page.
The Academy of American Poets also offers a variety of resources on poetry how to teach poetry.