Teaching Poetry

Resources for Teachers

Using poetry in a classroom is a great way to expose students to imagery, rhythm, rhyme, metaphors, personification, and a variety of other literary devices. Some teachers and students shy away from poetry because they are unsure how to use it or what it should look like, but the joy of poetry is the ability to express yourself in a creative way. While some poetic forms have specific rules to follow, poetry is much more than a formula. It’s a safe way for students to share their emotions and experiences.

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  1. PDF Printable Poem Templates

    Print A PDF Template For Common Poetry Forms




    Here you will find Templates to get you started you write your own unique poem. We've created these printable poem templates to help you write a poem.


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  3. 15 Structured Poem Forms - Templates And Examples

    15 Structured Poetry Forms For Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Templates And Examples




    Structured poems are poems that provide a specific format to follow. They are perfect for those who need a little more help forming a poem. They can eas...

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  4. How To Teach Poetry To Kids With Games And Fun Poems

    Teaching Children About Reading, Writing And Enjoying Poetry




    How To Introduce Poetry to Kids



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  6. Social Studies Poems Using Mentor Texts

    A mentor text is a text that is used as an example of good writing. Many times these texts can be springboards for you to use to ignite your own creativity and write a piece that has been inspired by someone else's writing.


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  7. Poem Templates About Animals And Nature

    Science Mentor Texts

    Below are some poems from Family Friend Poems that can be used as mentor texts. These poems were used as inspiration to create templates for others to use to create their own similar poem. Using these examples can be a springboard for classroom as...

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  8. Poem Templates PDF

    Poem Templates PDF - Print And Try It Yourself

    Poetry Templates PDF for Beginners



    Reading poems written by other people can inspire you to write similar ones. Maybe it's the theme that catches your attention. Maybe it's the structure. Maybe it's the humor. Whatever it is, don't b...

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