Tag: poetry

Poetry for ALL–3 easy activities for #NationalPoetryMonth

Another lesson plan? Fear not! As a teacher, I know the LAST THING YOU NEED IS MORE TO DO.  Thus, dear fabulous teachers, I present to you 3 activities you can use TOMORROW–with minimal prep– for #NationalPoetryMonth or those days you need just a little something extra to GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT WORDS! FIRST LINE/LAST… Read more »

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day and I got to celebrate by helping 3rd graders write Mother’s Day poems. (see School Visit Mother’s Day Poems for the full lesson.)   I also pulled this wonderful poem by the late Elaine Laron from my pocket throughout the day:   No One Else by Elaine… Read more »

Snapshot

Snapshot *a Monday morning warm-up activity inspired by Max and  Jo Knowles: 1. Find a photo that makes you happy. (OK I picked happy / sad. I hope you’ll understand.) 2. Describe the scene by making a “list poem” of the feelings, thoughts, smells, sights, tastes, etc. of the captured moment. Max the wonderdog. Faithful writer… Read more »