The best thing about classroom poems is that they are a fun and painless way to add literature to your curriculum.
I have been writing poems since, well, forever. Some have made their way into my books and into magazines. Some
are in anthologies and have been featured in educational textbooks and standardized tests. But
there are many more that I’m happy to share with you as well.
Whether you want to teach a bit about poems so that students can start writing — or if you just want some happy reading, check out these Limericks, Haiku, and Cinquains. Learn about Ballads, Acrostics and Couplets. Start your students playing with words with other ways than Rhyme. Learn about Alliteration, Personification, Metaphors, and Similes. If you're so inclined, there are many pages of Poetry Lessons to help you get started. Have fun! Click around and start exploring.
Seasons change, the year spins round, and birthdays and holidays are always here — or around the corner. What better way to have your students give a gift from themselves, than to have them share a poem with a friend or family member for a birthday or holiday. In this site you will find birthday rhymes, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day poems, , Christmas, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day poems, and so many more. Don't forget Get Well Poems and Thank You poems, when someone has done a kindness or given you a gift, encourage your student to give a poem. Check out the navigation bar, or the links on this page to find exactly what you need!
Of course, there may be a very simple reason you’re at this site. You want to enjoy some poems! There are school poems, short poems, kids’ poems, poems about food, family, animals, Michigan (my home state), twisted and odd people, and much, much more! Just go to the Funny Poems section and have at it — and have fun, because that’s what it’s all about.
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All best, Denise Rodgers