I LOVE poetry and I love teaching poetry to my children. There are so many different ways that you can do this, there really is no wrong way to teach poetry! My favorite way is to have some poetry compilation books laying around for my children to read. We love to read them and see which poems they gravitate towards the most, from there we pick a poet whose style we really enjoy and we learn about that poet and read more poems.
I also enjoy teaching about the different types of poems and letting my children have their hand at trying to recreate and write their very own poems.
Here are some great free printables and resources for poetry study:
I love all these poetry lessons from Writing With Sharon Watson:
FREE Poetry Analysis Pack to use with ANY poem! This instant download will accompany any poem and allow your children a fun way to analyse it.
Writing Poetry Printables:
Writing an Ode: FREE Poetry Lesson – Crafting Connections
Acrostic Poem Printables – The Teachers Guide
FREE Poetry Task Cards – TPT
Poetry Unit Printables – Inspired Elementary
Poetry Terms Freebie – Teacher Talk
FREE Poetry Unit for Preschoolers – Preschool Powol Packets
Printable Nursery Rhyme Poetry Books for Kids – The Barefoot Teacher
5 Printable Poetry Styles to Engage Writers – Notes from the Portable
Silly Limericks for Kids – Schooling a Monkey
Poet Unit Studies and Recitation Printables:
Poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson – Wildflower Ramblings
Robert Lous Stevenson Poems to Color – Amys Wandering
Maya Angelou Poet Study – Wizzley
FREE Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Unit Study – Enrichment Studies
Christina Rossetti Poems to Print and Color – Amys Wandering
Tea Time with Emily Dickinson – Homeschool Share
E.E. Cummings Poetry Unit Study – As We Walk Along the Road
FREE Shel Silverstein Printable Learning Resources and Activities – Shel Silverstein Website
Recitation Poetry Cards for Children – Wildflower Ramblings
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Emily Dickinson 9 Week Unit Study
These are our favorite poetry compilation books to read in our homeschool:
A Child’s Book of Poems
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson
A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
When We Were Very Young
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!