Free Resources for Studying Great Poets & Their Works

Published:
August 24, 2020

Contributor:
Jeannette Tuionetoa

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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.

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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

Poetry Terminology Fact Cards & Cheat Sheets text with background image of a blank notebook left open next to a pen on a table

FREE Poetry Worksheets and Printables

Free Poetry Worksheets and Printables text with image of a hand using a feather pen to write a letter

How to Teach Poetry in Your Homeschool FREE Printable

Poetry How You Can Teach it in Your Homeschool text with image of a feather pen in an inkwell next to a piece of paper

Poetry Printables for National Poetry Month

Free Poetry Printables for National Poetry Month text with image of a calligraphy pen on a piece of paper

FREE Poetry Terminology Copywork Notebook

Poetry Terminology text with image of a feather pen in an inkwell

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?

5 Reasons You Need Poetry in Your Homeschool

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.

William Shakespeare

Free Resources for Studying Shakespeare & His Works

FREE Resources for Studying Shakespeare & His Works

FREE Resources to Learn About Shakespeare

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6 Free Ways To Have Fun Studying Shakespeare In Your Homeschool

Shakespeare in Your Homeschool

Emily Dickinson

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

Shel Silverstein Poetry Study and FREE Printables & Poetry Analysis Pack (INSTANT DOWNLOAD)

Shel Silverstein Poetry Study and Free Printables text with black and white illustrated image of trees and a light post outside

FREE Learning Resources on Silverstein | ShelSilverstein.com

Roald Dahl

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

Langston Hughes

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

Robert Frost

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.

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