POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM: 10 FUN ACTIVITIES

Looking for fun activities to explore the art of poetry and use it to support language learning? Try these simple and fun activities.

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Is your favourite activity missing from this list? 

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If you are thinking about using poetry in the classroom or looking for some fresh ideas, check out these resources:

  1.  Using poetry from the  TeachingEnglish British Council website

  2. These fantastic TED talks: Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably) and Oscar Schwartz: Can a computer write poetry?

  3. Two great courses Poetry in ELT from Chuck Sandy

  4. Poetry and the ESL classroom: how rhyme can work for your students from the OUP blog

  5. 10 Ways to Use Poetry in your Classroom from readingrockets.org

And some more ideas in my previous posts on poetry:

ICE ICE, BABY: WRITING A CINQUAIN 
MAD LIBS
READING SHAKESPEARE: MAKING IT A LIVING EXPERIENCE
HOW TO TEACH SHAKESPEARE: WHAT DOES THE BARD SAY?
WHEN EMOTIONS FIND THEIR WORDS
WRITING POETRY: ACROSTICS
PASSING THE BARRIERS

Enjoy and happy teaching!

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