National Poetry Month and Homeschooling

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FREE Figurative Language worksheet

Figurative Language Reference Sheet - FREE

Figurative Language / Poetry Terms - Definitions and examples of poetry terms / figures of speech - alliteration, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor & personification. There is space for students create their own examples. I like to give this to students as a fun review, or as a referen...

Simile & Metaphor Poetry

Fabulous in Fifth!

I love "Love That Dog"!!! It is a great book, written by Sharon Creech, that is creatively set up in a narrative poetry journal format. (it sounds crazy) It is a story about a boy who reluctantly learns to love poetry and expresses his love for his dog. As the story, unfolds the teacher introduces her class to several authentic authors, types of poems and poetry terms. The story will also bring a few students to tears. Sharon also published "Hate That Cat." A sample of a poem in the book. My…

haiku poems for kids

Haiku Poetry Books for Kids

Reading books of haiku poems with kids is a lovely way to introduce children to the Japanese form of poetry about nature. These books will get you started.



Thanks to blogging I was able do some really cute and fun stuff with my class for a weather mini unit. I am in love with these adorbale umbr...

cute idea for bug unit and poetry, even more ideas on the sight for students writing their own

We Love Poetry!

April is Poetry month! We LOVE POETRY IN KINDERGARTEN!! And now we can even WRITE our own POETRY!!! We actually celebrate poetr...

#3 of 10 free poetry posters -- Haiku

Haiku Poetry Freebie

Thank you for coming back to see Just what today’s poster would be. It gives me pleasure to give to you A special poster about haiku. You may also like:

Use Magazine or Newspaper Scraps for Creating "Chance" Poems - More on blog: Hands-on Poetry Activities

Hands-On Poetry Activities

Do you have students who struggle writing poetry? I always have several each year. A few activities that have been extremely effective with both struggling writers and those who love creating original poems have been the more "hands-on" activities. When your students are struggling writing, have them: 1. Write "chance" poems. They choose pre-selected words and put them into any order they wish. I have had students who hate to write come up with some amazing poems this way. The retail kits…

Montessori-Inspired Poetry Activities

Roundup with lots of Montessori-inspired poetry activities for a poetry unit or for individual poetry activities at home or in the classroom.

FREE Haiku Package

Haiku Package

Everything you need to teach haikus! Provides scaffolding with fill-in-the-blanks, fill-in-the-lines, and multiple choice activities. Final assessment with rubric. Four days of quick start-ups (bell ringers) included! **Featured in TpT Newsletter!** Please leave feedback! We appreciate every c...

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Buddhist Poetry

Buddha Statues, Meditation Mala, Singing Bowls & Jewelry

Awe-Inspiring collection to feed the spirit and inspire the mind. Offering Buddha statues, meditation mala, singing bowls, zafu, yoga jewelry and more.