Students in this class will explore a variety of poetry forms and devices. In particular, students will learn the basics of Haiku, Limerick, Diamante, Cinquain, Quatrain, Couplet, Acrostic, and Bio-Poems. Students will learn poetic techniques including rhyme, syllabication, and pattern formation. Class is geared toward students in 3rd through 8th grade and is a pre-requisite for the spring Poetry II class.

 This class will build upon the concepts taught in Poetry I including syllabication, end rhyme patterns, couplet and quatrain formation, and poetic form. Each week, students will be taught two new forms of poetry that utilize their poetic knowledge and creativity including Giving Poetry, Color Poetry, Ballads, and Clerihews. Students should have completed Poetry I with Online Scribblers or a similar course of study.

An introduction to popular forms of poetry including couplets, haiku, quatrain, limerick, and more! Students will learn the basics of poetry construction, rhyme pattern recognition, and syllable counting as they form their own personal poetry collection.

High school students often find poetry daunting and complex to understand, let alone write. In this course, students will be challenged to play with words and learn a variety of poetic forms from the inside out. By understanding how poetry is structured, they will be better able to analyze and write their own. It will be assumed that students understand syllabication and rhyme. Poetic forms taught will include sonnets, odes, villanelle, tanka, free verse, and more! Emphasis will be placed on creativity and adherence to structure - not perfection.

High school students often find poetry daunting and complex to understand, let alone write. In this course, students will be challenged to play with words and learn a variety of poetic forms from the inside out. By understanding how poetry is structured, they will be better able to analyze and write their own. It will be assumed that students understand syllabication and rhyme. Poetic forms taught will include sonnets, odes, villanelle, tanka, free verse, and more! Emphasis will be placed on creativity and adherence to structure - not perfection.

 An introduction to popular forms of poetry including couplets, haiku, quatrain, limerick, and more! Students will learn the basics of poetry construction, rhyme pattern recognition, and syllable counting as they form their own personal poetry collection.

 This class will build upon the concepts taught in Poetry I including syllabication, end rhyme patterns, couplet and quatrain formation, and poetic form. Each week, students will be taught two new forms of poetry that utilize their poetic knowledge and creativity including Giving Poetry, Color Poetry, Ballads, and Clerihews. Students should have completed Poetry I with Online Scribblers or a similar course of study.