Sunday, February 21, 2010


Do you want your students to experience a variety of poetry in a short time?  This is a great idea.  The teacher needs a lot of children poetry books as a resource in the classroom.  The students choose a book and read through the poetry.  Once they find a poem they like, they fill out the I LOVE POETRY sheet.  I usually started this after standardized testing.  Once students have completed a couple of sheets and understand how to handle the assignment, I let them choose to do this project during free time-center.  You may put the first pages completed in a CLASS BOOK, so everyone can see what the other students are doing and what poems were chosen.  It's amazing how quickly, the students find a poet they like.  This also shows the teacher, students that are "into" poetry.  It's a lot of fun and an easy project to bring into your classroom.  At the end of the year, have your students make a cover and insert their favorite poems for that year.  This could be a GIFT PROJECT for MOTHER'S DAY if you wished.

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