Poetry Websites & Videos - Tried it Tuesday

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:


  1. These are amazing resources! Thank you for sharing. I LOVE Giggle Poetry. I use it when we are working on fluency. They are great to put up on the Smart Board for some extra practice and the kids love them. I will have to check out that Shel Silverstein site -- I didn't know about that one. Have a great day!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. I have used several of the videos that you added, but now you have given me a few more. You ROCK! I just wrote on Holly's blog that I need to scoop up this Poetry bundle! Yay, yay, yay...thank you for all the new suggestions, monkey love! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I literally JUST finished up poetry right before spring break! I'll have to keep all of these ideas in mind for next year, or as a review later on. Thanks for sharing! The videos are too cute!

    The 4th Grade Journey

  4. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for! I just bought the Educents poetry pack last night, but these videos are great! I can't wait to start poetry with these cherubs! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing these awesome videos. The first one is new for me, and definitely one that I plan on sharing with my students.

    Have a great week!
    Fit to be Fourth

  6. I absolutely loved this post. Next week begins poetry month, and this weekend, I am joining up with Rebecca at Line Upon Line and a 13 other blogs for a poetry blog hop. This post fits right in. Feel free to message me if you'd like to "flash back" and join in. I can give you Rebecca's email.

  7. This is great!! I love all the links to the videos and will be sharing these with my students! Thanks for linking up BBB! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  8. Thanks for sharing all the video links. I'm doing a bit of poetry this week and will do more after spring break. I'm going to check these out!

    Third Grade Galore

  9. What great resources!! I'm pinning all of them! You're such a wealth of knowledge! xoxo
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  10. I love using You Tube for poetry month! I'm liking this post and then going to add all these videos to Poetry folder on You Tube! Thank you! Love them all!!!

    My Shoe String Life

  11. I love the videos. There's a really funny one with Will Ferrell and figurative language on youtube. It is pretty dang hysterical, and you then begin to realize all his movies are just strings of figurative language. Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award! http://ateaspoonofteaching.blogspot.com/


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