Have you wondered what to use for Poetry Study or how to teach it?
I love Poetry! I remember giggling at Shel Silverstein books and enjoying Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rosetti and Emily Dickinson when I was younger. I love being able to introduce poetry to my children in a natural, easy going way and it is easy to do when you make daily time for it. You can even create your own poetry unit studies teaching about the different types of poems and finding poems of that type and writing your own!
Poetry Printables and Worksheets:
How to Haiku for Grades 5-12
Identifying Patterns in Poems Grade 3
“I AM” Poem worksheet
Cinquain Poetry for 1st grade (a bit advanced can be used with other grades too)
Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson combined with Impressionist Art
Poetry Unit for Preschoolers
Bio Poems Made Easy by Laura Candler Grades 3-8
Pensee Poem Writing Activity
Poetry Unit Study with printable notebooking pages for grades 2-5
Simile Self Portrait
Haiku Poetry Unit
Diamante Poetry Activity Packet
Make Your Own Poem Mix and Match
10 Poetry Forms – 9 Page Packet
Elementary Poetry Collection
Back to School Poetry Pack
A free list of 150 Poems to Enjoy with links to read them online!
Poems for every month of the year to memorize
Homeschool Copywork has a FREE Sampler with some poetry copywork included!
Instant Poetry Forms has an interactive poetry form finder to search for specific poems and genres, and to create your own poem online!
The Poetry Foundation is the publisher of Poetry magazine and is a great online resource for all things poetry. They also have FREE Teacher Resources with an online learning lab, free ebooks and more to help teach poetry.
The Poetry Society has free downloadable poetry lessons for teachers. They also have a separate website for young poets! It is called the Young Poets Network – they have writing challenges, basic poetry lessons, poetry opportunities and games for ages 13-19.
Haiku Creator by PBS – is an interactive haiku creator!
Giggle Poetry – Read and rate 100’s of poems with the Giggle Meter, play fun poetry games and more!
Here are some of our favorite classic poetry books:
A Child’s Garden of Verses Was
A Child’s Garden of Verses FREE Kindle Version
The Random House Book of Poetry Was
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings Was
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!