How do you teach poetry creatively?
These approaches have worked in my classroom in terms of engaging students with reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry and related skills.
- Entice them with music.
- Write poems that are fun and nonthreatening.
- Focus on reading comprehension.
- Use picture books.
- Use poetry to teach a writing skill.
- Play games.
How do you teach a poem lesson plan?
Poetry Lesson Plan For “Columbus”
- Before you read the poem aloud.
- Read the poem aloud to your students.
- Identify and define words that students do not know.
- Read the poem aloud again now that the students are familiar with the vocabulary.
- Have students tell you in their own words what each stanza means.
- Discuss the poem.
What are the methods of teaching poetry?
10 Tips To Effectively Teach Poetry
- Introduce poetry with poems that your students can relate to.
- Read each poem aloud to students more than once.
- Set up a poetry corner in your classroom.
- Learn about the poet prior to reading their poetry.
- Spend time analyzing poetry to really understand the authors purpose.
- Start each day with a read aloud poem.
How do you teach students to analyze poetry?
Here are five ways students can begin to analyze poetry.
- Annotate the poem. The best way for students to begin analyzing poetry is for them to make a note of the things they notice.
- Identify recurring devices and images.
- Read the poem multiple times.
- Ask questions.
- Read the poem out loud.
What are the instructional materials used in teaching poetry?
8. Lesson materials commissioned by the Poetry Archive which are linked to Poetry Archive recordings by:
- U.A. Fanthorpe reading Seven Types of Shadow.
- Ted Hughes reading Pike.
- Edwin Morgan reading Hyena.
- Les Murray reading the Tin Wash Dish.
- Philip Larkin reading The Whitsun Weddings.
- Siegfried Sassoon reading Everyone Sang.