Welcome to LEO: Literacy Education Online the Official Site for Kids Jane Yolen — Author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? » Poetry I have been a poet and a poetry lover all my life. My first poem (yes my mother kept it for years) was hardly any guarantee that I would ever become any good. I was in first grade: Bus, bus, wait for us, We are going to school And we know the rule. We were going to the zoo, But the teacher got sick…boohoo. So instead we went to get berries, But could only find cherries. By the time I was in third grade, I had improved mightily. Where is the Candy Cane Island, Where in the world can it be? Lucky for all of us I have forgotten the rest. Poetry informed much of my growing up. In high school in Connecticut, I had poetry in the literary magazine. By then, I was under the tutelage of poet Anthony Hecht who was teaching at Smith, and I sent out my poems in batches of five to magazines across America. My father—who was in publishing and public relations—thought he knew better. So here are some of my poems to give you an example of the range that can be found in children’s poetry. Duck Parade 1.
Range of forms | Sheer Poetry (Be sure to look through the Literacy Hour section for all the year groups where you will also find examples of different forms.) Haiku This Japanese lyric form of 17 syllables in 3 lines of 5, 7, 5, syllables emerged in the 16th century and is still written today. Ideally, a haiku should at least imply a season and use natural images. 1.In rainy weather even the cheeky monkey needs an umbrella.2.From the ancient pond with a spring and leap and splash burps a new green frog.3.When friends say goodbyeforever, it’s like wild geese erased by the clouds.4.I gaze at the moon. without the gathering clouds I would break my neck.5.Tall summer grasses stand at ease in these still fields where the soldiers fell.6.A pale butterfly gently perfumes her frail wings in an orchid bath.7.This lonely poet walks down a long empty road into autumn dusk. Tanka A tanka is a variation on the haiku form- this time using 5 lines and a syllable pattern of 5,7,5,7,7. Split the class into pairs. Kennings Epitaphs Songs
About WordNet -?WordNet - About WordNet Poetry 180 - Home Page Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure. Billy Collins Former Poet Laureate of the United States Learn more about Billy Collins More Poet Laureate projects
Giggle Poetry Poetry moments The Poetry Archive is primarily about listening, and classroom activities around poetry need not always involve students doing their own writing - there are plenty of other ways of responding to a poem. These activities are designed to get inside the poem and look at some of its many different aspects: vocabulary, sound-effects, imagery, narrative, form, tone and so on. They also provide opportunities for students to practise their critical skills and use critical vocabulary. It's a good idea to listen more than once if time allows. There are complex interactions of sound and sense in a poem, and your students will notice and appreciate these more with each listen. 7 Memory game: Have pen and paper ready but keep it to one side while you listen to the poem. Definitions: Choose a poem with some unusual or challenging vocabulary. Poetry explorers: Listen to a poem as a whole-class activity, then set off individually or in pairs to make your own discoveries using the Search facility.
Collaborative Creative Writing Community - StoryMash PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of poems and poets.. Poetry Search Engine Amazon.com: I Got the Rhythm (9781619631786): Connie Schofield-Morrison, Frank Morrison: Books 22frames.com - Captioned and subtitled videos from across the Internet Hear and see videos with authentic word pronunciations and example sentences. Español: Pronunciación en Inglés con vídeo · Italiano: Pronuncia in inglese con video Português: Pronúncia em Inglês com vídeo · Français: Prononciation en anglais avec la vidéo Press play to watch and hear the speaker use 'salmon,' and then use the instant replay/loop button to review the pronunciation as many times as you need. Search for a word and you'll not only get audio of how to pronounce it, but also tagged videos of real people in real situations naturally speaking and using the word in context. Try it on the left for the word "salmon" which is often mispronounced. Virtual Face-to-Face Pronunciations: With videos like the above, you get to not only hear the word but actually see facial gestures that different people use to produce pronunciations. Non-isolated Pronunciations: In real life, words are typically not pronounced in isolation. Why a pronunciation dictionary? - EmbedPlus Team
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