The Melody of Poetry: Hitting All the Notes
11:15 – 12:15
Instructor: Christina White
Poetry uses language to paint pictures, spark feelings, and tell stories. Much like music, rhythm and sound play a key part in conveying the overall message. Each week, our study group will explore the various elements that make up a poem. We will read a variety of poetry as well as try writing some of our own. At the end of our 8-week session, participants will own a poetry book filled with poems that they wrote alongside the poems that we read and they illustrated. We’ll learn about…
- Using sound to convey a mood or theme
- Different poetry forms such as haiku, ballads, list poems, etc
- Rhyming and Rhythm
- Similes and Metaphors
Designed for children ages 6 and up and/or children who can:
- Listen quietly and discuss the read-aloud poems for 10 – 15 minutes
- Follow directions
- Work individually or with a helper
The ability to write and spell is not necessary for this study group as we will have helpers who can scribe.
Materials Fee: $8 per child
Needed: 1 to 3 assistant teachers to help scribe, depending on the ages of the participants.