Category: Poetry

read aloud acrostic poems

Mentor Text for Writing Acrostic Poems

  April is poetry month!  So over the next few weeks, my Mentor Text Monday posts will all be Mentor texts for teaching poetry! This post contains affiliate links for Amazon. By purchasing an item on the Amazon site using these links, I will receive a small commission on your purchase (with no extra cost to you). For more information about my Disclosure Policy, please visit this link!   I love teaching poetry! There is so much freedom in writing short bursts of texts, that don’t always have to follow the “rules”, or have strict rules so you have to be really creative

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Coffee House Poetry!

Program I have mentioned in several of my previous blog posts about Coffee House Poetry and a few people asked me to tell them more!  So, here we go!  We did our Coffee House Poetry Celebration today and it was a hit!  I have to say that this in not an original idea it comes from Debbie Miller’s wonderful book Reading with Meaning.  (She has since come out with a second edition that I haven’t read yet, but it is on my wishlist!)  As soon as we get back from Christmas vacation, we start our poetry writing unit.  This is

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Halloween Poem/Monster Menu

Get yours here! So, back to thinking about poetry. Every year about this time, our poem of the week is called: If a Giant Monster… It is adorable! I did not write this poem, nor do I know who did, but we use it every year and the kiddos love it! We then talk about what kinds of things we think that monsters would like to eat, such as ketchup soup and mustard stew. The boys especially like this one. Then, we make a Monster Menu with all sorts of nasty items we think that Monsters would like to eat

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Thinking about poetry

Friday I received my October book order from Scholastic Books.  One of the free items that I got through coupons and bonus points was this book:  Click here for link (I am in no way affiliated with Scholastic Books, but I do order from them every month of the school year!) Anyway, this was a great read, with several awesome poems that I haven’t read or thought about in years.  It really made me think about how I use poetry in my classroom.  Each week we have a poem of the week which we read daily and the kiddos

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