Raps for Kids help
teachers find new, innovative ways to teach
students poetry in the classroom. These highly energized poems are
a resource tool developed by My Word Wizard that teachers can
into their lesson plan to teach poetry to kids.
genre of poetry has an added benefit in that it is the perfect style
for students to read aloud in class. They just love the rhythm and
cadence of the rhymes. Perhaps you might consider organizing a "Poetry
Slam" at your school as a means of encouraging the children in their
public speaking skills.
Learning poetry at an
early age can be beneficial to a
child's development. Try teaching some of the ideas presented below and
then have your students submit their own work to be shown on
My Word Wizard!
a rap can be a useful resource in helping to teach children poetry. Rap
incorporates music and allows kids to write poetry through song.
Teaching children through the rap style can nurture an appreciation of
poetry in children and make your lesson more appealing.
The following is a great
example by Tony Mitten on how to write a rap:
the following exercise to your students to help them better understand
rap. Ask them to come up with their own verses.
reading the rap and clap the rhythm. Focus on proper
timing, volume, speed and rhythm of the rap. This should
whole class and draw them into the poetry. Then ask them to