April is National Poetry Month! I love poetry because of its unique ability to express raw emotion or tell stories from unique perspectives. If you are looking for ways to teach poetry in your homeschool classroom then I have some helpful suggestions. I’m sharing a list of age-appropriate poems you may consider including at your start of the day as well as some helpful resources for teaching poetry. Let’s dig in.
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Poems To Read To Your Class
I am including a collection of lighter poems for you to read to your class. If you are looking for something deeper for middle or high school you may consider checking out our workbook – My Book of Poetry – which achieves greater depths into the world of poetry.
Poems for Kids
- Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
- April Is a Dog’s Dream BY Marilyn Singer
- Sick by Shel Silverstein
- Our Grandma Kissed a Pumpkin by Darren Sardelli
- Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field
Poems for Middle School
- Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
- I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
- “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickenson
- Nowhere Else to Go by Linda Sue Park
- Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks by Jane Kenyon
Poems for High School
- The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
- The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service
- The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
- Litany by Billy Collins
- If- by Rudyard Kipling
Educational Resources for Teaching Poetry
- Resources from Poetry Foundation
- Lesson Plans and Resources from Poets.org
- Lesson Plans from Poetry Out Loud
- Teachers Pay Teachers Poetry Curriculum
- Introducing Poetry Resources from Scholastic
- My Book of Poetry Workbook from Geez, Gwen!
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I hope you have found these resources inspiring and useful. Teaching poetry doesn’t have to be an intimidating task. It can genuinely be a lot of fun! If you know of a valuable resource that I have not included here please share it with us in the comments section below. We love to hear from you.
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