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August 30, 2009

Poetry Fun !

Teaching poetic devices to students can be a challenge, but I try to make it as fun as possible. There are a lot of different ways to enhance poetry lessons!

Three I love to teach are:

alliteration: same repeating consonant sound at the beginning of a group of word (for example

onomatopoeia: a word that imitates the sound it represents (for example: kerplunk)

simile: a figure of speech using 'like' or 'as' in a sentence to compare to unlike things

Poetry Lesson:
Choose one or all of the poetic devices describe above to teach.

Watch this video below a few times.

Have the students listen for and write down the examples of alliteration, onomatopoeia, and/or simile. Share and discuss.

Now have students practice making their own examples.

Next, have them write them on colorful paper for a bulletin board about poetic devices or have your students use their example to write a poem.

One fun idea is to return to the video. Have kidos choose their favorite color from the video and write their own color poem.

Do not forget to have a whole group share!

Happy Poetry Writing!

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