Teach your kids the power of language and how to use it! This unique handbook helps young wordsmiths flex their creative muscle by shaping words into 36 poetic forms. Complete with guidelines, a definition, an example, and space to compose a poem, each exercise encourages students to examine and polish language, while learning to appreciate the character, flavor, and impact of words. Grades 4 to 6. 112 reproducible pages, softcover from Teaching & Learning Company.
I love this book! It is the book I have use every year for teaching poetry and finally had to purchase it this year when the library withdrew it from their collection. There is a variety of poetry forms to learn about and a brief history is included with each one. This will be the 2nd time I will be using this book to teach a co-op class for grades 4-8. Using this book has made it simple to teach poetry.