The variety of words found in poetry makes studying it on a regular basis a great way to increase vocabulary in an entertaining way.
For several years I followed the Ambleside On-line poetry schedule. The poems of about four poets per year are posted or linked on the website. Each day we read a new poem plus reviewed a few we had read previous days. For my oldest who can easily comprehend anything, this method worked well. Poems I couldn't understand she could even interpret for me.
Unfortunately, my son does not comprehend poetry quite so easily. Therefore, the selected poems from Ambleside On-line were far too difficult for him. After several attempts to follow the same method, I abandoned it and switched to reading poetry from books aimed at much younger children. The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems and The Fat-Cats at Sea were two of our favorites from last year.
With my youngest we read many Mother Goose poems following the same method.
This year I will introduce new poetry books to the kids and see if they are interested in keeping a poetry notebook where they can copy down their favorites.
Poetry - How and why to teach it. - Hammock Tracks
Waxing Poetical - Barefoot Hippie Girl
Poetry Smoothie - One Magnificent Obsession
Poetry Tea Time - Navigating by Joy
How do you teach poetry? - Every Bed of Roses
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