Lesson planning using poetry and creative writing to teach essay writing principles, and scientific ecological knowledge.
Posts tagged ‘Poetry’
A class activity for grades 4-6 in which students learn about basic elements of poetry, such as rhyme and meter. After reading several poems, the class creates an environmental poem by having each student write a line of the poem anonymously. Doing so allows students to overcome apprehension of peer judgment of their work.
Writing poems about environmental themes immerses students in a creative process that engages both our intellect and our emotions, thus strengthening learning and deepening commitment to learn. This article provides guidelines for students writing environmental poems, including where to find example poems for inspiration (examples are provided), and tips for publishing students’ poems.