Poetry, Spring Activities

5 Easy Ways to Teach Poem Analysis

April is one of my favorite months. My tulips start to bud, the weather is warmer, the grass is greener, and the air is fresher. My daughter was also born in April, which really tipped the scales to being one of my top three favorite months. In addition, April is National Poetry Month! Spring is such… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Teach Poem Analysis

Poetry, Spring Activities, Uncategorized

9 Ways to Help Students Love Poetry

Poetry and spring go together like fresh flowers and rich soil. April is National Poetry Month and as the school year tends to wind down in the spring, it is an excellent time to dive into poetry. I have enjoyed teaching poetry to elementary students all the way to high school seniors during my career. I… Continue reading 9 Ways to Help Students Love Poetry

Children's Book Reviews, Picture Books, Spring Activities

7 Spring Picture Books

Spring has sprung! I just love the change of seasons. Even though it happens every year and I should be used to it by now, the four seasons never cease to amaze me. Living in southeastern Pennsylvania, I do get to enjoy all four seasons, and spring along with fall, constitute my top two favorites.… Continue reading 7 Spring Picture Books