Episode 2 — Playful Poetry Books to Share
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published May 02, 2008|
Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students write theme poems in a flash using the picture book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham and the online, interactive Theme Poems tool.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 1
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
Activities & Projects
Grades 3 – 5 | Activity & Project
Use shape and theme poems, or poems that look like the things they describe, as a fun way to introduce children to poetry.
Grades K – 2 | Activity & Project
Choose favorite rhyming songs or nursery rhymes then replace the rhyming words with seasonal themes.
Grades 5 – 8 | Activity & Project
Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.
Grades K – 1 | Activity & Project
Make reading fun and give a playdate a special twist by centering it on a popular children’s book.
Grades 2 – 8 | Activity & Project
Use the sun-splashed days of summer to inspire children to write poetry. Interactive, online poetry tools guide them as they explore the writing process.
Games & Tools
Grades 3 – 12 | Game & Tool
Diamante poems are poems where the longest line comes in the middle, creating a diamond-like shape. The Diamante Poems tool helps children write these patterned poems.