Poetry Writing Prompts
If you can make a list, you can write a poem! Get your child to practice writing and express herself with a list poem.
Help your child harness her feelings about a favorite city, by using her city knowledge to produce a poetic composition.
Here's a fun way to learn about rhyme in songs and poetry, and to get your middle schooler writing some poetry of his own!
Found poetry is a great exercise for kids to practice seeing the beauty and humor in ordinary, everyday language.
Confused about clauses? Get the concept to stick by helping your middle schooler make mix-and-match poetry dice filled with independent and dependent clauses.
Use Wallace Steven's "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" to inspire your middle school teen to sketch and free-write a poem with shifting perspective.
This activity helps your teen write his very own adventurous epic poem, featuring an imagined hero.
Get your reluctant teen excited about writing: by alternating "found" phrases from a favorite book with his own writing, he'll create a unique, profound poem.
Encourage your reluctant writer to build creativity with a found poem, which is written by rearranging bits and pieces of other peopleâs writing.
Love is in the air, and there's no time like Valentine's Day for your high schooler to learn about the most romantic poetic form: the sonnet!
In this activity, create a poem that emerges from the collaboration of parent and teen in the activity of observing, discussing, reading, and writing.