Announcement

Collapse

Disclaimer - Read This First

Disclaimer

This website contains general information about medical and educational conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.

The educational and medical information on this website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Cheryl Swope, M.Ed. and Memoria Press make no representations or warranties in relation to the information on this website.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or individualized advice from any other professional healthcare or educational provider. If you think you or your child may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention.

You should never delay seeking medical or educational advice, disregard medical or educational advice, or discontinue medical or educational treatment because of any information on this website.
See more
See less

Help writing a poem?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Help writing a poem?

    I have never been able to write a poem. How do I help my child write one? (Animal Folktales, Page 15)

    She wants to write a poem about a Jungle. She has rhyming pairs as rain and train, macaw and paw. Help!
    Christine

    (2018-2019)
    DD1 8/23/09 - SC4
    DS2 9/1/11 - SC2
    DD3 2/9/13 - MPK

    Previous Years
    DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3)
    DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK)
    DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others!)

    #2
    Re: Help writing a poem?

    Like everything, set it up for success. You can approach it many ways. This is one:

    Draw on the board four lines.
    _____________
    _____________
    _____________
    _____________

    At the end of each line, place her carefully chosen rhyming word. (Fun start, by the way!)

    Have her choose only one descriptive word to go before each of the other words. This will probably become a nonsense or silly poem, but that is okay.

    If she can "hear" syllable accents, it can be fun to attempt stressed/unstressed/stressed patterns.

    Example:
    TWINK-le TWINK-le LIT-tle STAR

    With only two words per line, her first line might be ...

    FALL/ing RAIN

    Just play with it. Playing with words to convey something pleasing -- a great exercise to stretch the mind a little.

    Let her change her ending word if, for example, claw or jaw or straw might work better with macaw.

    Please share when she finishes! One of Michelle's first poems came after a children's gymnastics class. It was something like this:

    Foot, foot
    Hand, hand
    Foot, foot
    Handstand!

    Comment

    Working...
    X