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Let's Go On A Poetry Walk!

 

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Let's Go On A Poetry Walk!

Grades K – 8
Activity Time 45 minutes to 1 hour
Activity Author

Patrick Striegel

Patrick Striegel

Tolono, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Read and discuss poetry with nature imagery with children.  Then take the children on a poetry walk around the neighborhood or community to observe and collect sensory images from nature.  The children will then use the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the things they encounter outdoors to create poetry.

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Why This Is Helpful

Poetry is most powerful when it is created by a poet’s own unique experiences and observations.  Exploring nature allows the poet to get outside and find inspiration from nature.  This activity allows students to learn about different types of poetry, challenge their vocabulary, and construct multiple types of poetry.

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