5 forms of poetry to write with children – Readilearn

I love to write poems. Children do too.

Giving young children a simple structure or a repetitive pattern to start from gets them thinking about words, how they sound, what they mean, the number of syllables and letters. All the while they are having fun, playing with words and sounds, and learning about language.

Five easy poems to write with children are:

  • Acrostic poems
  • Sound poems
  • Haiku
  • “I love” poems, and
  • Shape poems

Acrostic poems are one of the easiest. They don’t need to rhyme or follow a set rhythmic pattern.

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14 thoughts on “5 forms of poetry to write with children – Readilearn

  1. Steven

    Providing templates for different types of poetry and subjects is an interesting idea. I think you could easily replace the word “children” with “adults” in this post as well.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Poetry is a great way of understanding the sounds and rhythm of our language, isn’t it. And it can be such fun to create. Thank you for adding your thoughts, Patricia.

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  2. jennypellett

    I think poetry is one of the best ways to get children interested in language. It is also brilliant for reluctant readers or those with dyslexic tendencies – not so much a mass of overwhelming words on a page. Layout is easier to deal with and it allows children to explore possibilities with the language and make random connections with rhyme – which then leads on to understanding . What’s not to like? Poetry is one of the best learning tools we have.

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