Teach Teens to LIKE Poetry with American Poetry: Reading and Writing

Your high schoolers not sure they want to do poetry? Teach teens to LIKE poetry with American Poetry: Reading and Writing.

Teach Teens to LIKE Poetry with American Poetry: Reading and Writing

Teach Teens to LIKE Poetry with American Poetry: Reading and Writing

Would you like to help your homeschool high schoolers appreciate their varied American heritage and at the same time learn to love reading and writing poetry? Download American Poetry: Reading and Writing for your teens.

American Poetry: Reading and Writing captures the essence of American culture through our history BUT not in a stuffy, boring format.

Teach Teens to LIKE Poetry with American Poetry: Reading and Writing
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During this five-week tour of American poetry, homeschool high schoolers will get a taste of

  • fun poetry
  • serious poetry
  • poetry from Americans of various ethnic backgrounds

Teens will read short selections of poetry and try their hands at writing some fun and some inspirational poetry.

“Don’t kill the topic by busywork” is the motto of this course. In this 26 page, 5-week course, young people will complete one quick lesson each day, 4 days per week. Here are the topics (with reading and writing in each area) they will cover:

  • Week 1: Fun Poetry
    • This unit eases teens into the FUN of writing poetry with no-fail exercises such as
      • 6-Word Memoir
      • Word Clouds (using a free online generator)
      • Humorous Poems (with Ogden Nash)
  • Week 2: Native American Poetry
    • This unit introduces teens to the poetry of our countries first inhabitants with samples of well-known spoken poems by
      • The Cherokee
      • The Lakota
      • and from the 20th Century Chief Dan George
  • Week 3: Early American Poetry
    • This unit gives teens a glimpse of the beautiful poetry of a Pilgrim and an educated slave
      • Anne Bradstreet
      • Phillis Wheatley
  • Week 4: Poetry That Tells a Story
    • This unit looks at the narrative poetry of
      • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • Emily Dickinson
  • Week 5: African-American Poetry
    • This unit looks at some favorite African-American poets
      • The Christian spoken-word poetry of MisTerious Janette…ikz
      • The street poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks
      • The thought-provoking poetry of Langston Hughes

In each unit, students will try their hands at writing a poem. The goal is not to create the next internationally famous poet, but to give teens a pleasant experience using their words in a fun, powerful and creative manner.

This downloadable workbook includes a 7-page answer key to help parents with grading.

Click here for a free excerpt of American Poetry: Reading and Writing.

Your homeschool high schoolers will enjoy American Poetry: Reading and Writing. Download a copy today.

 

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Teach Teens to LIKE Poetry with American Poetry: Reading and Writing

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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