Poetry Writing Through the Colors: The Sentence Zone

Our kids often get assignments where they have to write a poem, and they often struggle with it. Poetry writing is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you have LD, dyslexia, or ADHD. Even gifted kids can struggle with poetry writing. It doesn’t matter if you are homeschooling or in a public school, poetry writing can be difficult for anyone.

However, writing poetry doesn’t have to be so-o-o hard! There are many different types of poems, and I’ve found one of the easiest types of poetry to teach my kids is the Haiku, specifically the Cinquain type of Haiku Poem. Learn how to use the Sentence Zone for writing poems.  This is made really easy using The Sentence Zone game because you can write the poem with colors.

Using The Sentence Zone game makes writing poetry easy for kids with LD, dyslexia, ADHD, or even gifted.


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Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

  1. Poetry
    September 12th, 2010 at 13:56
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    Wow this is great for kids. I think once any kid learns poetry the more they write it will become easier and more fun for them. Great video.

  2. bonnieterry
    September 12th, 2010 at 14:30
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  3. bonnieterry
    September 17th, 2010 at 15:58
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    Thanks so much! I even use The Sentence Zone to teach kids how to paraphrase so they don’t plagiarize in their writing.

  4. Kim E.
    March 5th, 2011 at 06:43
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    Great use of The Sentence Zone!!! We are working on reading poetry so we will definitely use it to create poems. Thanks!! Hope all is well!

  5. bonnieterry
    March 9th, 2011 at 17:15
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    Good to hear! Hope all is well with you. We have been doing a lot of new things on the awaken the Scholar Within calls – I just went over a new way to dramatically improve your kids writing that does not overwhelm them.

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