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Teaching poetry to a 2nd grader?


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I'm having a lot of fun with my current first grader. She finds such delight in finding patterns, finding rhyming words, and counting out syllables in poetry. I'm wondering if there is a gentle program for teaching poetry to her next year (2nd grade). Any recommendations?

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There are some nice lesson plans that cover poetry on the Core Knowledge web site. It has a dozen or more poems selected. Each poem is then covered for five days, with various activities for that particular poem. The texts of the poems themselves aren't included in the plans, I think, but I've had luck Googling them to get the text. We work through a poem every couple of weeks, and make it last the whole year. There are lesson plans for other grades as well.


The Grade 2 plans are at http://coreknowledge.org/CK/resrcs/lessons/2.htm.


Erica in OR

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