I know I have mentioned before that teenage literacy is one of my passions. I think it is a bigger problem than some may think. If it happened to me, then it must have happened, or be happening to other teens right now. I wasn’t exposed to the art of writing or the love of reading as a teen.
Once I was in college, I realized how powerful it was and how much I could express myself with it. Poetry is an amazing way to get teens and pre-teens to write down their thoughts or describe how they see the world.
My admiration for poetry led me to share some insight with Homeschool Giveaways about poetry to help parents encourage writing in their homeschool. Many people shy away from poetry, and I wanted to share a bit of it with families of middle school age kids. In the Homeschool Giveaways post, I explore briefly 5 types of poetry and some ways to teach them in your homeschool, in your classroom, or for extra learning at home.
Here is an excerpt from the 5 Types of Poetry and How You Can Teach Them post:
“…Once I was an adult and exposed more to poetry, I felt as if it was so beautiful and powerful. Granted I couldn’t understand much of the older poems, yet I still appreciated them. I was glad to know that poetry could be left to interpretation, yet it had one particular meaning to the author. I loved that.
Isn’t that the way life is? You are a poem. People see you one way, make their own interpretations, but only you and God really know who you really are behind closed doors, behind the façade…behind what you present to everyone…”
The Homeschool Giveaways post also provides you with a FREE Poetry Printable Pack (instant download) with templates of 5 different types of poems to explore.