• Activities for teaching poetry

    Easy Activities for Teaching Poetry

    Kids LOVE poetry! It’s silly, fun, and appealing! The good news is you don’t need to be a poet to use these easy activities for teaching poetry! Why Poetry is So Important Not only is poetry something kids enjoy, but it also has many educational benefits. Teaching poetry helps build phonemic awareness and ultimately helps children learn to read. When you focus on rhyme and the rhythm of words in a poem, the foundation is being built for a child’s literacy skills. Also, poetry aids in speech development and introduces your students to new vocabulary words. Learning short poems helps build the brain and even improves the memory. Where Do I…

  • Monday Made It,  Poetry

    Monday Made It – September

      Most of us are back in school and can say we’ve somehow “made” it through these first few days.  They are exhausting to say the least.  Here are a few Back to School projects I wanted to share with 4th Grade Frolics September Monday Made It linky party.    My Poetry Journals are finished!  In fact, the kids have already illustrated their first poem in them and were asking if they could take them home.  They love their Poetry Journals!  I’m loving this new, smaller size journal. I typed up all the monthly poems as well as our Good Morning songs, printed two to a page on legal size paper, cut in half, and bound together in a simple cover. …