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Poetry Tips for Teachers Roundup

Hello! I’ve finally created a pdf printable roundup of my Poetry Tips for Teachers posts from National Poetry Month. Enjoy! PDF version of Laura’s Poetry Tips for Teachers (Reading Poetry Aloud in the Classroom) You can also still see all the original blog posts here (but that’s clunkier).

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Tip #22: Fess Up [and 15 Words or Less Poems]

Welcome to today’s tip in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series. Tip #22: Fess up. If you don’t feel comfortable with poetry (whether it’s the poetry itself or just the dramatic presentation of it), it’s okay to let students know that. In fact, they are often thoroughly relieved to

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Tip #20: Mix It Up! [Poetry Tips for Teachers]

Welcome to today’s tip in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series. Tip #20: Mix it up! I hear people advise teachers, “Just share poems you love!” I kind of disagree with that. I mean, of course, share the poems you love. But perhaps your poetry taste is very narrow.

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Tip #18: Let the Poet Read [Poetry Tips for Teachers]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to today’s tip in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series. Tip #18: Let the poet read. If you’re self-conscious about reading poetry aloud, one way to ease into it is let the poets themselves read! I love the Poetry Speaks to Children anthology that comes

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Tip #16: Add Sound Effects [Poetry Tips for Teachers]

Welcome to today’s tip in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series. Tip #16: Add sound effects. Have kids make sound effects appropriate to the poem. Kids love being sound effects experts, and it give pre-readers, especially, a great way to be part of a poem reading when they don’t

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Tip #15: Echo Read [Poetry Tips for Teachers]

Welcome to today’s tip in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series. Tip #15: Echo read. Try echo reading. You read a line, and then the students echo it back to you. This is great for helping students’ fluency, and I’m always amazed at how quickly and how well they

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