Students may want to pick a word or phrase that is meaningful from a poem and write it on a "poetic word" wall — sort of a graffiti wall of sentiments. Find a poem that goes along with your classroom theme and share.
Children need to learn to read a variety of text and poems are one of those forms. Then, one evening while reading the poem in Berkeley she got her answer.
Where should interpretation begin? In the absence of such a list, here are a few general questions that you might ask when approaching a poem for the first time: Who is the speaker?
Burt will be the curious readers Virgil through the levels of poetry. One of my favorite lines from the poem: In the case our Lord the King should go to war again, He learned the arts of riding, fencing, gunnery, And how to scale a fortress—or a nunnery Byron keeps to a rhyme scheme and even included an ottava rima, a complex structure used originally in heroic Italian poems, but here it is used for a different sort of "hero.
There is a wide variety of poems that can accompany social studies, history, science, and even math lessons! Or what if your experiences have been negative? Try a variety of methods.
Andrea Spillett, an ELL teacher who blogs for Scholastic, describes a program in which students presented poems from Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak to their parents: "The book has a rhyming text about the months of the year.