Today I wanted to share some videos and websites I use when teaching figurative language and poetry. I am always on the look out for new hooks to start my lessons and ways to incorporate technology. I am also going to link up with my friend Holly for Tried it Tuesday.
First of all, you can find many of these and other resources I have found over on my Poetry Pinterest board.
First up videos.
This year's favourite on Idioms
Idioms from Oh My! on Vimeo.
Last year's favourite on Onomatopoeia
And a few more you may want to check out:
Simile and Metaphor Song
Simile and Metaphor lesson
Rhyming lesson with Ken Nesbitt
You can also check out Ken Nesbitt's website Poetry for Kids and his youtube channel too.
Another great website is Giggle Poetry for Bruce Lansky.
Of course Jack Prelutsky has a great website too, click here to check it out.
And of course the big daddy of all children's poetry Shel Siverstein. You can check out his website here. Did you know his website has teaching resources, like this Poetry Month resource!
Did you know that April is Poetry Month - or did you think I was just going overboard with all the poetry resources?? Nope it is because I am trying to help you out :)
If you are planning to do anything for Poetry Month - or really just poetry anytime and figurative language you may want to check out this pack of posters and writing frames in my store: