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We are writing poems all of the time and I created this workbook for my kids, so I wanted to share it with you. This week we are doing acrostic poems. The download tells you what it is, how to do it, and gives you several sheets for the kids to write poems on...holidays ideas too!
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I have a unicorn lover living in my house, and to foster that love, I created a unit of folklore and mythology. By reading about unicorns, she can increase her reading comprehension skills, math skills, and understanding of the world.
I have included resources to help you create a wonderful unit on unicorns and myth. This can be part of your language arts lesson plan for the year.
I've had many students email me, asking for more literature-based posts, and because I love literature and write lit/history curriculum for a living, I have decided to oblige you all. In fact, if you all really love it so much, I am going to create several ebook study guides for the most popular literature taught at the high school and university level. But first, let's see how popular this post is. If you like it, then I will make more of them.
This is a sample of a curriculum lesson that I wrote awhile back. It is on the Themes of The Iliad. I hope it helps you out with whatever you are studying.
Homer’s epic poem the Iliad track the conflict of the Trojan War in its final year. The Trojan War was a conflict between the Achaeans and the city of Troy. The fight begins when Helen returns to Troy with Priam’s son Paris. To get her back, Achaean King Menelaus takes his army to Troy. Themes such as love and friendship, fate and free will, and honor arise throughout the poem.
Poetry is a great way to teach phonics skills. I will do my best to post a poem a week that fosters reading skills. I also believe that reading poetry everyday is a great way to teach rhythm and meter.
For children who are writing, you could ask your child to copy this poem into a notebook. This teaches both reading and writing skills.
Also, consider having your child make his.her own poem each day.
A Book Speaks
When you drop me on the floor
I get stepped on - my sides are sore;
Torn-out pages make me groan;
I feel dizzy if I'm thrown;
Every mark and every stain
On my covers gives me pain;
Please don't bend me, if you do
I don't want to talk to you;
But we will both be friends together,
If you protect me from the weather
And keep me clean so that I look
A tidy, neat and happy book.
If you are doing the poem of the week with your children, this packet includes all the poems you need for a few months. Be sure to find other poems in books for your kids to read. Read a lot of poems to your children.
Keep a Poem in Your Pocket
Keep a poem in your pocket
and a picture in your head
and you'll never feel lonely
at night when you're in bed.
The little poem will sing to you.
The little picture it brings to you
A dozen dreams to dance to you
At night when your in bed.
Keep a picture in your pocket
And a poem in your head
And you'll never feel lonely
At night when your in bed.
Beatrice Schenkde Regniers
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