If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer ...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in! Come in!
from Where the Sidewalk Ends--Shel Silverstein
Poetry is the art of expressing your thoughts in words. Poetry is all around us.
Long before words were put on paper poems were shared by voice alone. You
will complete the following activities to learn more about poetry and poets. You
will have the opportunity to write poetry of your own.
You will be surprised to find out that a lot of poems have been
written about bugs! The following activities will allow you to read poems about bugs
and do some creative activities.
Bug Activity #1: Comparing Caterpillars
Bug Activity #2: Shiny Green Bugs
Bug Activity #3: Ant Battles
Bug Activity #4: Bug Trivia (not poetry)
Bug Activity #5: Things that "Bug" Me Poems
"Bug" Activity #6: Spiders Are Not Bugs
This site has won an award from the Poet Watch!!
You will find at this website many poetry activities you can do online. You
can do all of them or some of them. Hopefully, you will enjoy yourself while taking
a look at poems and poets.
You may need to print the worksheets for
an activity. Ask your teacher to help you.
These online activities will help you interpret poetry written by famous (and not
so famous) poets.
Interpretation Activity#1: Baseball Poems (4-12)
Interpretation Activity#2: Jabberwocky (5-12)
Interpretation Activity#3: Pied Piper of Hamelin
Interpretation Activity#4: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Interpretation Activity#3: Guess What? (3-6)
These activities will allow you to use your
Creative Activity#1: Comparing Aliens
Creative Activity#2: Ice Cream and Jelly Beans
Creative Activity#3: Creature Feature
These activities will allow you to write your own poetry.
Writing Activity #1: Magnetic
Writing Activity #2: Autobiographical Poetry
Writing Activity #3: Color Poems (all)
Writing Activity #4: Acrostic Poems (all)