We are really enjoying our poetry studies this year. So far we have studied William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou.
 blessedmama752 is studying poetry with her children as well. She gave me a brief description of her format in a comment that she left on my post titled “Langston Hughes~~Poetry Unit Study“. Here’s what she had to say:
“We are studying Maya Angelou. My 10th grader and 6th grader. They have to choose one of her poems and give me their view about it. We just started. What I have them doing is to let me know in their open journal how they feel about her work. Also they have to write me a poem.”
It’s always good to hear what others are doing to educate their children. I know that God has blessed my family beyond measure. He has given me a life long job which I love. I enjoy every moment that I spend learning with and teaching my children. I enjoy the liberty that comes with Homeschooling.
My children are learning about so many things that they would have not been able to truly focus on had they remained in public school. I have yet to find a public school that offers Nature Study, Narrations or Gardening. Not to mention Bible Study and Character Training. How about Knitting, Sewing, Woodworking, Home Repair and Cooking.
With the children at home we can place our focus not only on what will make them academically gifted, but also on the skills that will prepare them to be successful adults.
How do you study poetry with your children? Also tell me what ages or grades you are teaching it to?
Leave a comment and let me know.

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  1. Becky says

    I guess we just read poetry for pleasure, but then I have very small children. Oldest is only 7. We read a new poem each day, and revisit some favorites and Super-boy copies lines from some of them. That’s it! At least for now….


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