Some say that teaching about the poets of old isn’t relevant, but as a lover of literature, I disagree. Poetry is relevant, period. These free resources for studying great poets & their works will help you explore both contemporary and classic poets.
This post is part of the Classic Authors & Their Works Series
I love the idea of art on paper. I can’t paint, I can’t take a photograph, or play an instrument to save my life. Yet, I can relate to art in text.
It’s not that I am good at writing. I just appreciate it. I love that the things I can’t say in speech, I can say in my writing. That is why poetry is so important to me; so many people in this world keep things inside. Yet poets, don’t.
Poets let it all out. They can see a stream and they not only see peace, but they see words that flow to share that peace with the world.
We can see ideas, thoughts, and feelings through reading. We are internalizing a piece of their mind, getting a piece of their soul’s innermost thoughts. Yet, they paint the words like a rainbow in our minds.
Poetry can formulate a way for your kids to express themselves, their feelings, or even just learn how to see things differently.
They also are able to study the lives and works of poets as a hugely important example of people who weren’t afraid to express themselves. Poets are an example of people who found a way to express themselves with words.
In this day and age that effects our children, whether we know it or not, we need to encourage them to put their efforts into productive things. Poetry is an example of people doing just that.
So, celebrate poets with your homeschool students. The words in their poetry will connect with them. They can either hate the work or they love it. Either way, reading poetry opens up the opportunity for discussions with your students. So, open up communication, imagination and learn all about great poets old and new.
Explore these free resources for studying great poets & their works to help you with your poetry lessons.
FREE Poetry Terminology Fact Cards Cheat Sheets
FREE Poetry Worksheets and Printables
How to Teach Poetry in Your Homeschool FREE Printable
Poetry Printables for National Poetry Month
FREE Poetry Terminology Copywork Notebook
Poetry Resources from Enrichment Studies! | I Choose Joy
Master List: Learn About Poets | Poetry Tea Time
Tea Time with Great Poets | HomeschoolShare
7 Poem in Your Pocket FREE Bookmarks | WriteShop
FREE Poetry Close Read for ANY Poem! | Notes from the Portable
FREE Poetry Resources For Kids Online | Book Riot
Is Poetry in Your Homeschool Necessary?
Poetry for Children FREE Printable! | Wildflower Ramblings
Poetry Notebooking FREE Unit Study | Homeschool Helper Online
FREE Poet Studies | Ambleside Wonderland
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow FREE Poet Collection | Enrichment Studies
Grab these free resources to study these amazing poets alongside your poetry lessons.
Free Resources for Studying Shakespeare & His Works
FREE Resources to Learn About Shakespeare
6 Free Ways To Have Fun Studying Shakespeare In Your Homeschool
Poems by Emily Dickinson FREE eBook | My English Pages
FREE Emily Dickinson Poetry | Freely Educate
10 Well-Loved Poems by Emily Dickinson | Literary Ladies Guide
FREE Audio Book The Poetry of Emily Dickinson | Saland Publishing
Shel Silverstein Poetry Study and FREE Printables & Poetry Analysis Pack (INSTANT DOWNLOAD)
FREE Learning Resources on Silverstein | ShelSilverstein.com
Roald Dahl: Educational Resources and Activities | Simple Living Creative Learning
FREE Printable Packet Roald Dahl: Unit Study | The Homeschool Resource Room
Roald Dahl Official Site | RoaldDahl.com
Jazz Poetry: Langston Hughes | Poetry Tea Time
Langston Hughes Poetry Analysis FREE | Mixed-Up Files
FREE Dreams Langston Hughes Poem | Ruth S.
Edgar Allan Poe
FREE Edgar Allen Poe inspired Writing Template | Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
Edgar Allan Poe Teatime | Poetry Tea Time
FREE e-books by Edgar Allan Poe | Free Classic ebooks
Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe FREE | Free-Short-Stories
FREE Printable Frost Poems & Discussion Questions | Pool Noodles and Pixie Dust
Poetry and Poets: Robert Frost FREE Worksheet | K12 Reader
Take Your Poet to Work Day Printable Robert Frost | Tweet Speak Poetry
Enjoy these resources to help you with celebrating poets and their amazing bodies of work.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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