April is Poetry Month *

We are ending April with Poetry! Since April is National Poetry month Tuesday lesson is teaching Poetry to kids :

What are the goals of National Poetry Month? 
The goals of National Poetry Month are to:

  • highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
  • encourage the reading of poems
  • assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms
  • increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
  • encourage increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and 
  • encourage support for poets and poetry.

Fun Activities for Student

Types of Kids Poetry ”

Nursery Rhymes

Children learn nursery rhymes often before they are even able to talk. Nursery rhymes usually rhyme and contain only a couple of short verses, such as in “Jack and Jill” and “Humpty Dumpty.” Some nursery rhymes follow a musical tune, such as “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “London Bridge is Falling Down.


Limericks rhyme like nursery rhymes but usually have a distinctly silly theme. Limericks follow a rhyme scheme of a/a/b/b/a for a total of five lines. The first two lines and the last line generally contain seven to 10 syllables, while lines three and four contain five to seven.


The simple structure of haiku makes it easy for children to imitate. Haiku contains only three lines, the first and third lines are five syllables long and the middle line has seven syllables. Haiku usually captures a single experience in nature.


Acrostic poems encourage children to think creatively within a structure. An acrostic poem takes as its structure the letters of a word that represents the theme of a poem. For example, a poem about hockey would contain six lines — a line for each letter of the word “hockey” — and each line beginning with a letter from the word “hockey,” in order.



Why Teach Poetry to Kids :

  •   It is short.  It is less intimidating for readers than a chapter book

  • A lot of poetry for kids has rhythm and rhyme.

  • Poetry breaks the rules.

Introduce your students by Reading aloud a book * My pick :


Named a Best Children’s Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Amazon, Working Mother and more: A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat!

Hello, Hello! is an interactive book for kids. Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world-and ultimately paints a story of connection.

Brendan Wenzel’s joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature’s infinite differences and to look for-and marvel at-its gorgeous similarities in this children’s nature book. It all starts with a simple “Hello.”

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