Poetry is a wonderful way for kids to express themselves, and to feel successful with writing. With their exuberant nature, young children seem to bubble with poetry! Often, when the conventions (rules) of writing are relaxed a bit, even the most timid writer’s voice shines through.
This week, we spent time reading poetry that was written by other children. We learned about free verse poetry and cinquain form poems. The kids wrote poems about themselves, using the cinquain form as a guide, and free verse poems with illustrations. You can find these poems on the Awesome Authors’ individual blog pages. Please continue to check your favorite author's page for more fantastic poetry!