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Help open up the world of poetry to your homeschool by exploring and listening to features of children’s poetry. These are the very elements that make poetry come to life. Children’s poems excite the senses and imagination with literary devices, vivid vocabulary, and the pure joy of words. A good poem usually features several poetic devices. You can read the list of poems out loud to help them listen for these fabulous features. These 5 fabulous features of children’s poetry teach kids to listen for onomatopoeia, repeated sounds, repeated words, rhyme, and figurative language.
Check out these poetry resources:
The Random House Book of Poetry for ChildrenPoems to Learn by HeartWriting Poetry with ChildrenPoetry for Young People: Langston HughesNational Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems)Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and DrawingsWith My Hands: Poems About Making Things