Poetry

Kids’ poetry activities from Pinterest

Pinterest is filled with resources, tips, and ideas to use in your homeschool. Since April is National Poetry Month, what better time to share a few favorite poetry activities from our Pinterest Poetry Board? While reading and listening to poems, creating poetry...

How to write Christmas shape poems

How to write Christmas shape poems

CHRISTMAS themes make writing activities a whole lot merrier! If you’re looking for a poetry lesson with a holiday twist, then gather the kids for an hour of writing Christmas shape poems. Last month we spotlighted rhyming poetry activities. Today we’re excited about...

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with favorite poetry book resources and hands-on activities!

Poetry links and resources

Poetry links and resources

As we continue celebrating National Poetry Month, I'd like to share a few more great (and free) online poetry links and resources with you. Poetry Links Poetry-Writing Workshop with Karla Kuskin - Children's poet Karla Kuskin helps children turn their words and ideas...

Experiencing poetry with children

Experiencing poetry with children

I'm excited to welcome Mystie Winckler as a guest blogger today as we continue celebrating National Poetry Month.  POETRY IS a wonderful component to add to our school days. It develops language patterns, listening skills, and complex thinking ability. Andrew Pudewa...

Creative writing center | Homeschool writing activities

Creative writing center | Homeschool writing activities

Do you have a creative writing center in your home? Don't let the name fool you: these centers are both flexible and portable---whether you have a dedicated school room or you homeschool all over the house! A homeschool creative writing center lets kids practice...

How to write a Christmas carol haiku

How to write a Christmas carol haiku

For a holiday twist on the traditional haiku poem, invite your children to use the familiar pattern to write a Christmas carol haiku.

Writing haiku poetry

Writing haiku poetry

Haiku poems capture a moment in a handful of words and celebrate the beauty of nature!

The joy of writing

Yesterday morning I stumbled upon this poem by Wislawa Szymborska, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. I've been thinking a lot lately about descriptive writing and its ability to create impressions, stir emotions, and intimately transport the reader...

Simple words…

Life is fragile. Loss runs deep. An email this morning from my son-in-law's sister reminded me of this as she reflected on what would have been her little boy's first birthday. Stillborn, Brayden entered this world a year ago today. His short life has deeply impacted...