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tangolily 01-31-2011 05:35 PM

Free Verse
Do you teach poetry reading and writing using free verse? I see this as potentially easier and more meaningful for children to attempt to write, but I don't have a lot in terms of lesson plans. Any suggestions?

ekeller 02-01-2011 03:10 PM

Good Book for Free Verse
Regie Routman has a book called 'Kids Poems, Grades 3-4.' It's $15 on Amazon. I've used it and it is a great jumping off point for getting kids in to free verse.

Teachr4 03-25-2011 02:06 PM

I have just finished putting together a major poetry unit. I have combined reading and writing with it and I used a lot of things from Ralph Fletcher's Poetry Matters and Poem-Making by Myra Cohn Livingston. They were both very helpful in giving tips for writing free verse.

tangolily 04-22-2011 03:22 PM

Thanks for the suggestions!
I will definitely look into the resources you both have mentioned.

Teachr4- how did your unit go?

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