As a child, I remember being outside playing with friends and exploring what nature had to offer. Earth Day will soon be here and I want to share some fun outdoor activities so your students can explore and appreciate their surroundings. Spring is a wonderful time to take your students outside to observe insects, flowers, etc. and learn what they can do to "Save Our Earth."
Friday, April 10, 2015
I love teaching poetry during the spring. Students can just see and experience the beauty outside and come up with inspirational and creative ideas for their poems.
- Begin a poetry unit with a nature walk. Students can use their senses as they take in colors, smells, sounds and all of the things they can feel. Students can record words that describe what they see, feel, smell, and hear. Try giving groups of your students a digital camera to take pictures of items in nature. Then, use those pictures in writing their poems.
- Read different poems about nature and colors. I've provided different books that are for emergent readers, read-alouds and about different elements of nature. The website provides examples of nature poems by famous poets. http://www.poemhunter.com/poems/nature/
- Study different styles of poems. Click on the image below to get your free poetry templates. Your free product contains a shape poem, poem in your pocket, diamante, color poem and autobiographical poem. Website and app resources are also provided.
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- Visit different online poetry websites and download poetry apps.
Now on to the next stop, "I'm Lovin' Lit."