I love poetry, but I have to be honest…I don’t always understand it. I love grammar and literature because they made sense to me, but poetry was another story. I had a hard time grasping the symbolism in many of the poems we read in school. Even so, there was something so hypnotic about the rhyming and meter of them that mesmerized me.
From that point on I have loved poetry, even if I didn’t always understand it. So when I realized my kids needed to be taught poetry, at least at some point, in our homeschool journey, I panicked. I literally almost enrolled them all in to public school. I was, and still am, terrified that we won’t “get it right.”
That was until I realized just how many helpful tools and resources there are out there to help us homeschoolers. And what better time to introduce poetry or concentrate on it in your homeschool than April, National Poetry Month. I was so excited to find some wonderful printables that are literally perfect for teaching your children (of all ages) about poetry. And the best part…they’re all FREE!
A Poem Each Week – March Edition | Notes from the Portable
FREE My Winter Friends Poem & Activities | Proud to be Primary
How to Teach Acrostic Poetry | The Teacher’s Guide
FREE Poetry Lessons, Games, Worksheets and More | Poetry4Kids.com
Introduction to Poetry Types | Shadow Poetry
Classical Poems for Children | storyit.com
FREE Rhyming Dictionary | Rhymer.com
Poems Every Child Should Know | Loyal Books
Poems & Stories by Robert Munsch | Robert Munsch
FREE Printable Word Bank for Limericks | Schooling Active Monkeys
Writing an Ode: A Free Poetry Lesson | Crafting Connections
FREE Poetry Teatime Planner | Rock Your Homeschool
Poetry Unit FREEBIE Sampler | Classroom Freebies
FREE! Printable Poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day | More than a Worksheet (TpT)
Middle & High School Resources
30 Days of Poetry Lessons | The English Room
Poetry Power FREE Printables | The Teacher’s Corner
55 Types of Poems to Know | Poem of Quotes
Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.