Poetry Resources

Here’s a thought: start each day by reading a poem to your learners! Why should you do that? I’m so glad you asked! Here are a few reasons to seriously consider making this a daily habit because poetry is…

  • Inspirational! Top reason. ????
  • Has rhythm and music, so it appeals to children of all ages.
  • Speaks to the heart and moves us. Watch out for teary eyes, even the boys- in fact especially the boys!
  • Teaches critical thinking and requires concentration.
  • Intense and emotional.
  • Encourages creativity and inspires imagination.
  • Increases empathy.
  • Poems are short so they are easy to fit into your already crammed day.

Elena Aguilar puts it exceptionally well:
“Find the poems that wake you up, that make you feel as if you’ve submerged yourself in a mineral hot spring or an ice bath; find the poems that make you feel (almost) irrational joy or sadness or delight. Find the poems that make you want to roll around in them or paint their colours all over your bedroom ceiling. Those are the poems you want to play with — forget the ones that don’t make sense. Find those poems that communicate with the deepest parts of your being and welcome them in.”
Go on and rock your world and the world of your learners with poetry! Check out our great resources to get you going.

Poetry Cards

Print out and make use of these poetry cards to help teach the wonderful world of poetry.
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Elements of Poetry

These posters display all the elements of poetry including alliteration, imagery, metaphor, meter, onomatopoeia, personification and much more.
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Die Kuns van Poësie: Gr 12

Hierdie is ‘n poësiegids met voorbeelde uit die voorgeskrewe gedigte vir Afrikaans huistaal graad 12.
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Poetry and Figures of Speech

This resource includes a poem about an authentic safari trip to the Kruger Park. There are questions for 25 marks that test the learners’ knowledge on rhythm, rhyme scheme, rhyming couplets, personification, simile, hyperbole, alliteration and onomatopoeia.
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Poësie bundel

Hierdie bundel sluit in reëls vir poësie analise, poësie analise werkkaart en twee toetse.
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Poësie: Gr 2-3

Hierdie produk bevat ‘n versameling gedigte. Elke gedigsoort word verduidelik en drukbare werkkaarte word verskaf.
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