Educators are always
looking for a new, innovative teacher
lesson plan to teach
students poetry in the classroom. My Word Wizard has
developed the following lesson plan to help teach poetry to
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!
To entertain and extend the student writer's imagination.
Cultivate an appreciation for different genres of poetry
Develop skills in analyzing poetry
Recognize the influence of culture and experience on
a poet's work
Explore, recognize and use patterns in a variety of poem
Experiment with the effects created by words.
Discover the quality of sounds produced by rhythm, rhyme,
Explore the use of similes, metaphors, and figurative
Use poems you have read as models for your own writing.
One of the biggest
points to emphasize when teaching poetry to students
is to ensure they have a firm knowledge of basic poetry vocabulary.
Tells a story or
describes a person or thing. Has
a regular rhyme pattern, very often having four lines per verse, with
the 2nd and 4th lines rhyming.
Can be used to create an
atmosphere and express mood or
feeling. Has an irregular rhythm.
A unit of verse
consisting of words in a single
A verse of a poem.
poem that has 14 lines and its usual rhyme scheme is ab-ba-ab-ba,
by two or three other rhymes in the remaining six lines.