Rhyme and meter are inherent qualities of our language development. I've yet to see a child not remember a poem or simple limerick. It's second nature for us to remember language that adheres to a rhythm, and that's probably why poetry is our oldest art form, even predating literacy.
You can use poetry to teach children how to read, spell, and remember important information. We sing in verse. Children love poetry. Over the next week and a half, we are talking poetry . And while we use poetry in all of our lessons, I wanted to give you this set of activities to use with your kids at home (or in the classroom). We will be building our own poetry collection as we go along and after the lesson is completed, we will continue write more poetry in the book throughout the year.
The Lesson Plan (Download Available at the Bottom of the Post)
Book Resources We Used for the Lesson:
Resources You May Find Handy
Disclaimer: Some of these are affiliate links, but I only promote what we use at home (and given my profession, what I have on my own bookshelves). I don't just throw links around as I have seen on many blogs. We do use the library a lot and if you don't want to buy books, then I suggest doing the same thing. Also, it is good to have a few solid children's poetry anthologies or collections in the house to read from. Thanks!
Other Tools We Use for Poetry Lessons