What am I Poems

My second graders are starting a unit on poetry.  As an introduction we read what am I poems.  Each poem described an animal or food. They students enjoyed trying to guess what food/animal it was describing. https://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/What-Am-I-Poems-2558976-1463706256/original-2558976-2.jpg For my low language ELL students, I also have vocabulary sheets that they could refer to while guessing. …

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Writing Poetry

April is national poetry month.  Poems are fun for students to read any time during the year.  They are typically short which is less intimidating for struggling readers or ESOL students. Writing poems is also fun for students.  Many of the traditional writing conventions are not as strictly enforced in poems.  Students can use fewer …

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