Poetry Center

The poetry center exposes children to the genre of poetry.  In this center, students are able to practice reading with fluency a well as write poems of their own.  Students can create a poetry notebook or use their reader's response notebook to complete some of the following activities:

Ideas for poetry center/stations:
  • Copy a poem from a chart or a poetry book.
  • Illustrate a poem.
  • Complete a poetry prompt.
  • Highlight interesting words.
  • Read a poem with a buddy.
  • Fill in a poem with missing words (Poem Cloze).
  • Substitute words in a poem.
  • Record a poem on tape.
  • Create a poem using magnetic poem kit.
  • Find patterns in a poem.
  • Memorize and/or perform a poem.
  • Author study on poets.
  • Compare two poems using a venn diagram.
  • Complete poetry task cards.
  • Build a poem from sentence strips on a pocket chart.
Poetry Chart
(Placed in their notebooks to sign off after doing buddy reading).
Poetry Task Cards Poetry Bookmarks  

More Sites and Resources

Poetry Ideas Poetry for Children Giggle Poetry Scholastic Poetry
Different Types of Poems Magnetic Poetry Kit Online Can Teach Songs & Poems Poetry 4 Kids



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