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
Choose one or all of the poetic devices describe above to teach.
Watch this video below a few times.http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/spicyhot.html
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!