Daily Poetry - K-7 - Free Download

by Learning To Love Literacy

Poetry is often only included here and there in the reading selections we use with our students. Often our students leave school with no appreciation for poetry due to this lack of exposure. The poetry they are exposed to often lacks appeal for the majority of our students. It is difficult to squeeze anything extra into an already curriculum packed day, but poetry can be incorporated in as little as 5 minutes a day.

Summary: Poetry can be a powerful way to build background knowledge, teach critical thinking, teach cultural diversity, and give our students a voice.  

Objective: To increase student exposure to poetry.

Target Age: Poetry can be chosen based on student age and ability level.

Time: Approximately 5-10 minutes per poem.

Materials needed: Poetry.