Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects
A delightful introduction to poetry packed with information (forms of poetry, literary techniques, hearing sounds, and much more) and a variety of interesting projects sprinkled with listen to/watch options. The content is written in an easy-to-understand manner with cartoon-like, entertaining illustrations. Each section has a few Words to Know with definitions thoroughly acquainting you with the language of poetry as well as biographical sketches of well-known poets. QR codes are scattered through the book, often attached to the biographical information which allow you to hear/watch a poet reading his/her poetry or to read a poem from a particular poet. Projects are do-able and inviting such as a magnetic poem, a poetry journal, and poetry equations. A couple of chapters were unexpected and intriguing: Poetry, Music, and Math (math, really?) as well as Your Brain on Poetry. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
Poems can be silly, serious, or fun, just like kids! Whether it's the sing-song rhythm of a limerick, the serendipitous magic of a found poem, the deceptive simplicity of a haiku, or the easy familiarity of an acrostic poem, children are charmed by poetry. And what's more fun than reading poetry? Writing it! In Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects children have fun learning about different forms of poetry while delving into different literary techniques such as personification, metaphor, and alliteration, all of which are discussed in a simple and accessible way.
Activities include creative writing exercises designed to reinforce language arts skills, plus art projects that encourage children to visualize concepts and definitions. Short biographies of important poets reinforce the concept of poetry as an important part of society.
Explore Poetry! meets Common Core State Standards for language arts; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Informational and inspiring, Explore Poetry! fits seamlessly into the poetry curriculum of grades 2 to 4 and serves as an enrichment resource all during the school year, especially April, Poetry Month.