Poetry Lessons for Kids
Here are some of the poetry writing lessons for children that I have written. These should help you learn to write your own poems.
How to Write Funny Poetry
Rhythm in Poetry
- The Basics
- You Can Scan, Man
- I Am the Iamb
- Okie Dokie, Here’s the Trochee
A poetic “form” is a set of rules for writing a certain type of poem. These rules can include the number of lines or syllables the poem should have, the placement of rhymes, and so on. Here are lessons for writing several common poetic forms.
Other Poetic Styles
There are many different styles of poems. These are not “poetic forms” because they don’t usually have firm rules about length, syllable counts, etc., but they are common enough that many well-known children’s poets have written poems like these.
Other Poetry Writing Lessons
Poetry Lesson Plans for Teachers
Video Poetry Lessons
Poetry Dictionaries and Rhyming Words Lists
When reading these lessons, you may come across some unfamiliar words. If you see a poetic term and don’t know what it means, you can always look it up in the Poetic Terms Dictionary. Poetry4kids also has a rhyming dictionary and a list of rhyming words you can use to help you write poems.