Thursday, May 18, 2006

Free Poetry Lessons

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From today's email:

Hi! It's Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
The English Room: 30 Days of Poetry

ClickSchooler's Lisa, Shyan, and Josephina recommended today's website that offers 30 days of free poetry lessons. While the site is geared for middle and high school students, the lessons can apparently be tweaked for all ages as Lisa wrote, "My 10 year old and 3 year old are both doing this and we're having so much fun with it."

When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction and a chart containing an index of the individual poetry lessons. Click on any lesson and a new page opens with instructions and examples. A few lessons contain links to other websites for further exploration into a particular type of poetry. (I found a dead link, but a quick search for that item on Google turned up lots of good results -- so don't let a dead link discourage further learning.) You'll find lessons on formula poems, cinquain, diamonte, writing poetry about a given topic or subject, writing poetry that follows a particular format, Haiku, Performance Poetry, and much, much more.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
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