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Seasonal Poetry Lessons
Old 12-14-2017, 04:20 AM
 
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I'd like to read "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," next week. I wondered about teachers' favorite poetry lessons during this holiday season.

And, I have no creative plans for the Robert Frost poem I mentioned, I just have a picture book I can use to show an illustrator's visualization of his words.

Feel like sharing your favorite poetry lessons this time of year?

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Christmas Poetry
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Did you know the above mentioned poem is included and a copy of the poem is added in the short novel titled "Love That Dog"? My third graders and I used to read it together every year. Takes about three days. It is all about a boy who thinks poetry is just for girls. He has a very smart teacher who helps him to realize otherwise.

I like a small book of poems by Jack Prelutsky titled It's Christmas. They are simple fun rhyming poems for children. Not near the classic poetry by Robert Frost but the students always enjoyed them. (I am retired now)

We used the poems for fluency as well as a poetry lesson. They were given one of the poems to practice all week. Then on Friday they presented their reading of the poem for a fluency grade. Most students worked in pairs or small groups and shared lines in the poem. By that I mean different ones read different lines. We had numbered the lines and circled the rhyming words. I used the attached rubric for grading their fluency during the reading.

Then I bragged on them for a job well done and sent them out into the school to share their poems by rereading them again. Some went to the principal, assistant principal or counselor. Some visited the secretaries in the office. If I could catch the librarian with a spare two minutes a group would read for her as well. Sometimes we were lucky enough to read for our custodians. Their teacher from a previous year might also be a choice. I always called and asked if they could visit. The kids thought it was wonderful to be able to leave the classroom without me!

This author also wrote It's Halloween, It's Thanksgiving and It's Valentine's Day.
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Great Poetry Website
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https://www.poetry4kids.com

Love the poems on this site. Some of the podcasts are very funny. It is good for the students to hear someone reading poetry to them. You could allow them to listen to a detailed one and try to create a drawing of one after listening carefully and visualizing.

Here is another great poetry website.

http://www.gigglepoetry.com
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New Year's Poem?
Old 12-14-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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A poem about the months might be good to use in a lesson now or after the break. Knowing how many days are in each month can be very helpful when solving math calendar problems or just scheduling an appointment. Memorizing this poem will help students accomplish that task.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Ma0D-fN38

This youtube link is not poetry related but a visual way to see home many days are in each month using your knuckles.
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Alliteration
Old 12-14-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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Do your students need to learn to identify alliteration in poetry? Start this worksheet with them and then allow them to complete. Then check and correct together.


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Aliteration 2
Old 12-14-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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Then have them do this activity on their own.
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More Similes
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Here is a poem full of similes to share with your students.
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Similes?
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Are smilies something they are ready to learn? Try this worksheet together.
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Now they can write some similes of their own.
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I had this poem saved on Pinterest Board
Old 12-14-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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http://www.suziebitner.com/portfolio/snow-day/


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Have Students Write Their Own Holiday Poems
Old 12-14-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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This is an easy formula.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381257924689698455/
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Robert Frost Himself
Old 12-14-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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here reading or reciting his poem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfOxdZfo0gs
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thank you, thank you
Old 12-14-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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Great ideas, and yes I read Love the Dog with joy every year. We finished it several weeks ago and especially like reciting apple apple while drumming rhythm on our desks.

Great ideas and resources, will plan for several next week.

Thanks and enjoy the season!
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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I used to do haiku in December. It helped them understand syllables. They wrote one about Christmas and one about winter.
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Haiku Worksheet
Old 12-14-2017, 05:23 PM
 
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This is a nice worksheet as they have an example to use as a model.
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I can't believe I forgot this one
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It is a song from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The words are a poem and are great fun to analyze as they are humorous and ironic. It is a bit of a challenge but they love it. I start by playing the song while they have a copy of the lyrics to follow along with.

Then we discuss and take notes of each stanza of the poem. Here are the lyrics.

http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/g...mr_grinch.html
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Thank you!
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Thank you for sharing all of these resources, 1956BD!
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Can you tell I loved teaching poetry?
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It is one of the things I miss about teaching.
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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I just wanted to say how much I always appreciate the effort you put into your responses! I especially love this one because I also love teaching poetry! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas!
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You are very welcome
Old 12-23-2017, 03:29 AM
 
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I love sharing as I want all students to get the "good stuff" and find the magic in poetry.
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