Poetry for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades: Learn to Love Language Using the Best Poems
Over eight classes, students will learn about the forms and functions of poetry using the funniest, most beautiful, most thoughtful, most interesting poetry available for kids.
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The focus of this class is to hook kids on poetry. Poetic forms such as free verse, haiku, limerick, narrative, ode, sonnet, and epic will be taught each week. But talking about these forms too much can kill an interest in poetry if not done in the context of great poems that spark the imagination, so that is how these forms will be presented. Students will not be asked to memorize poetic forms, but they will read poetry that utilizes these structures, and they will attempt to use these...
Students will learn to love poetry. Along the way, they will be introduced to some of the most important poets for both children and for everyone. They will learn poetic forms such as: free verse, haiku, limerick, narrative, ode, sonnet, and epic. They will learn to be bold and creative while writing their own poetry. They will learn how to encourage and support other artists and how to share their own work without fear.
Poetry homework will consist of coming to class each week with a poem they found and loved. Each week, the day before class, students will also send me a poem they wrote on their own. I will give them positive, constructive feedback, and I will take turns reading aloud their poems to the class (this will not be based on any kind of merit, but on giving everyone a chance to have their poem shared).
I recommend either owning this book or checking it out from the library. Any poetry anthology will do, however, particularly if it is directed toward children. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children: https://www.amazon.com/Random-House-Book-Poetry-Children/dp/0394850106/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SPFLOIIMCBV6&dchild=1&keywords=random+house+book+of+poetry+for+children&qid=1595480543&sprefix=random+house+book%2Caps%2C310&sr=8-1
An informal written assessment will be provided. A grade can be provided if necessary.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will not restrict ourselves to poetry in any one anthology, but this is a great poetry anthology for kids that students could use throughout the week to find poems they love: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
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I teach history and social studies, language arts and English, and art classes. I have a Bachelor's degree in History (Brigham Young University) and a Master's in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (Vermont College of Fine Arts). I...
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