National Poetry Month
Celebrate Poetry With Us!
Here's what we're learning about poetry:
- To use language in interesting ways (alliteration, onomatopeias, repetition, and maybe an attempt at beginning metaphors or similes) and to add rhythm and interest to the sound of poetry.
- To compose a message with feelings and creativity.
- To organize poems in various ways to create meaning and interest for the reader.
- To read poems for understanding. Inferring and asking questions to build and deepen comprehension.
- Research and expand knowledge of the topic of poems.
- Read poetry with fluency and expression.
How are we doing this? We're Writing the Rainbow with Amy LV
Each morning we will click on The Poem Farm to learn the color inspiration of the day. As a class, we will compose a poem inspired by the day's color. These color inspirations have already lead us back to Slice of Life posts, Wonderopolis, and connected us with THE POET, Amy Ludwig Vanderwater on Twitter @AmyLVPoemFarm. All this is building such excitement around poetry!
Watch Us Grow and Follow our Journey: Stay Connected!
- Learn the days color, read (AND LISTEN to AMY LV read her daily poem at The Poem Farm.
- Read our daily class composed color poetry (and the poetry of other classes across the globe) on Amy LV's Rainbow Padlet and on our web page Behindthescenesinfirstgrade.com.
- Follow our Tweets with @amylvpoemfarm and others celebrating national poetry month @Frazier1st.
- Follow and comment on student composed poetry on Our Poetry Padlet and KidBlog
- Join our Tuesday Poetry Lunch! email firstname.lastname@example.org for a reservation!
- Note- the first lunch will be on THURSDAY APRIL 13!