We are studying three poets this year. Howdy is also learning more about poetry every other week using Poetry Practice: Lessons in Writing Poetry, by Rod & Staff Publishers.
Term 1 – Rudyard Kipling
Term 2 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Term 3 – John Greenleaf Whittier
Through simple appreciation of various poets, and a bit of structured study, we are enjoying poetry as never before. We also read poetry on the spur of the moment from time to time, or seasonally using a family favorite. We’ve used it for years, and some of us have many of the poems memorized. This makes them a joy for our older children to share with their younger siblings.
Favorite Poems Old and New, by Helen Ferris