Home ] Up ] jabberwocky ] guesswhat ] aliens ] casey ] bugs ] bugs2 ] bugs3 ] bugs4 ] bugs5 ] bugs6 ] bugs6worksheet ] bugs6worksheet2 ] bugs6worksheet3 ] icecream ] pied piper ] creaturefeature ] magneticpoetry ] autobiographical ] color ] cats ] acrostics ]

squirrel 22.jpg (19339 bytes)

what rhymes with squirrel.gif (1725 bytes)
                         ... online poetry activities

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments
of the happiest and best minds.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)


invitation 2.gif (1089 bytes)
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer ...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in! Come in!
from Where the Sidewalk Ends--Shel Silverstein

what is poetry.gif (1257 bytes)
Poetry is the art of expressing your thoughts in words.  Poetry is all around us.   Long before words were put on paper poems were shared by voice alone.  You will complete the following activities to learn more about poetry and poets.  You will have the opportunity to write poetry of your own. 


bug.jpg (28040 bytes)bug poetry.gif (1149 bytes)
You will be surprised to find out that a lot of poems have been written about bugs!  The following activities will allow you to read poems about bugs and do some creative activities.

Bug Activity #1: Comparing Caterpillars
Bug Activity #2: Shiny Green Bugs
Bug Activity #3: Ant Battles
Bug Activity #4: Bug Trivia (not poetry)
Bug Activity #5: Things that "Bug" Me Poems
"Bug" Activity #6: Spiders Are Not Bugs


This site has won an award from the Poet Watch!!

poet.gif (2459 bytes)

 

online_act.jpg (2281 bytes)

You will find at this website many poetry activities you can do online. You can do all of them or some of them.  Hopefully, you will enjoy yourself while taking a look at poems and poets.

printer icons.gif (1125 bytes)You may need to print the worksheets for an  activity.   Ask your teacher to help you.


interpretation.gif (1582 bytes)
These online activities will help you interpret poetry written by famous (and not so famous) poets.
Interpretation Activity#1: Baseball Poems (4-12)
Interpretation Activity#2: Jabberwocky (5-12)
Interpretation Activity#3: Pied Piper of Hamelin (4-12)
Interpretation Activity#4: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (all
Interpretation Activity#3: Guess What? (3-6)


creative.gif (1380 bytes)
These activities will allow you to use your creativity after reading poetry.

Creative Activity#1: Comparing Aliens
Creative Activity#2: Ice Cream and Jelly Beans
Creative Activity#3: Creature Feature


poetry writing activities.jpg (2089 bytes)
These activities will allow you to write your own poetry.

Writing Activity #1: Magnetic Poetry (all)
Writing Activity #2: Autobiographical Poetry (all)
Writing Activity #3: Color Poems (all)
Writing Activity #4: Acrostic Poems (all)


PoetryLinkslinks2.jpg (2926 bytes)


Home ] Up ] jabberwocky ] guesswhat ] aliens ] casey ] bugs ] bugs2 ] bugs3 ] bugs4 ] bugs5 ] bugs6 ] bugs6worksheet ] bugs6worksheet2 ] bugs6worksheet3 ] icecream ] pied piper ] creaturefeature ] magneticpoetry ] autobiographical ] color ] cats ] acrostics ]

Do you have any questions? Comments?
E-mail Nancy Bosch
nbosch@aol.com, web editor
Last update 05/05/10 01:13 PM
Copyright 1997-2008 Nancy Bosch
(excluding "Effective Practices for Gifted Education in Kansas")
yellowmonte.gif (3568 bytes)

Also Visit
The Broken Arrow Enhanced Learning Center
http://connections.smsd.org/el