Read Aloud Through Shared Reading Display poetry throughout the year all around your classroom.
Distribute student copies for students to put in their poetry notebooks to read and illustrate.
Offer poetry opportunities for independent reading.
Highlight poets as Part of your spotlight on “Author of the Month” “Poetry is really everywhere-especially surprising places-where Most people wouldn’t think of looking.” ~ Georgia Hurd “ I love finding the right word. The stupendous, the magnificent, and the ordinary words. I collect them.” ~ Rebecca Kai Dotlich “… a good poem contains both meaning and music.” ~Eve Merriam
Create exciting activities for your poetry unit beyond reading and writing. Make poetry part of your literacy program beyond your poetry unit in Writing Workshop.
Talking about poems Your students will naturally begin to notice the elements and structure of poems during the immersion process.
The Mini-Lesson Keep it short and to the point!
Highlight student work Make a student “famous” by showcasing her poem and having her assist in the mini-lesson.
Celebrate the power of words Collect words in creative ways.
Getting their feet wet: Where Do I Find Poetry? Where can we find poetry?