Poetry Blog Hop - Poetry and Nature

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.

Click on the image above for your FREEBIE.

- Visit different online poetry websites and download poetry apps. 


iPad Apps

Now on to the next stop, "I'm Lovin' Lit."



  1. I love the idea of starting with a nature walk and taking pictures on the way. A great way to hook them right from the start. Thanks for the great templates!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie and for joining in the hop, Sandy! I can not wait til this summer when we can actually meet in person. Only three more months!!


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