The Melody of Poetry: Hitting All the Notes

The Melody of Poetry: Hitting All the Notes

Fall 2013
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.