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Poetry Resources

We study poetry several times throughout the school year.  Sometimes we read, occasionally memorize, and sometimes we create. The following is my resource list that I have used time and time again.

Poetry Terms                                                                             https://www.brighthubeducation.com/english-homework-help/65313-poetry-terms-made-easy/

Figures of Speech and Poetic Devices Printable Mini Posters           https://jimmiescollage.com/figures-of-speech-printables/

Types of Poems Definitions and Examples               https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/other/

Poetry for the Well Read Student (middle, high, and college) https://americanliterature.com/poetry-for-students

Poetry for Children                                                                                 https://americanliterature.com/poems-for-kids

Printable Holiday Poems for Children                             http://www.apples4theteacher.com/poetry.html

Writing Poetry Resources and Activities                                                          https://writeshop.com/poetry-lessons-teaching-writing-poems/

Activities, Reading Guides, and Articles about Reading, Writing, and Teaching Poetry https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/resources-teachers

Find rhymes, synonyms, adjectives, and more!                                                  https://www.rhymezone.com/

Creating Poetry and Interactive Tools  (my boys love using the interactives!)                                       http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type=16&type=28



Poetry in Your Pocket

14768461-jeans-pocketApril 18 is “Poetry In Your Pocket Day”.  Though poetry has been carried around in pockets throughout history from the Renaissance to recent times, this special day was officially established in 2002.

To celebrate this day you need to select a poem, carry it with you in your pocket and  share it with others throughout the day.  Many libraries, bookstores, and schools will have events to celebrate Poetry In Your Pocket Day.   For the history and details of Poetry In Your Pocket Day click here  hhttp://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/406

For our poetry studies in our homeschool we will be reading several types of poems and writing some original poetry.   We will be using resources from these links:

Poetry lesson plans and activities  http://www.theteachersguide.com/poetrymonth.htm

Free download from Currclick  http://www.currclick.com/product/79594/Poem-in-Your-Pocket?affiliate_id=3162

Figures of Speech and Poetic Devices mini posters from  http://jimmiescollage.co

I’ve already selected which poem is going in my pocket!
A Mother’s Love
This world has jewels, money, land
position, power, and mansions grand
But a mother’s love more precious far,
than all these other treasures are.

A mother nurtures, guides, protects
Her teachings each child’s life affects,
and when in later years they go,
away from home, and friends they know
Those teachings will provide the stay,
to keep them on the good straight way.

Though some may stray to taste the fruits,
of worldly pleasures — still the roots
of Mother’s teachings, love, and care
will some day draw them back to where,
the Savior’s love can them enfold,
and fill them with a spirit bold.

So children, each and every day,
honor your mother in some way —
To show that you appreciate,
she taught you how to love, not hate.
To comfort you, to guide, to lead,
to be there in your time of need.

But best of all, — to show the way,
that leads to home with God some day.

…Brenda Ascott Fry

What poem is going in your pocket?

betty jo

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