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Learn poetry: A must at school.

At school, sooner or later, your child will also be the subject of poetry. Learn well-known poems by heart, recognize their structures and then write them themselves.

It is not easy for all children to deal with poems. A much-mascutened topic is always memorization,because the days of “presenting Schiller’s bell” are long gone.

The situation is different with small primary school poems, which are still learned today. Mostly they are funny, have a childish theme or an easy-to-understand message. Sometimes the children also perform a poem with distributed roles, which is always a lot of fun and wonderfully attuned to the theme of the poem.

Poem: The Three Sparrows (1st and 2nd Class)
(Christian Morgenstern)

In an empty hazel bush,
there sit three sparrows, belly to belly.

The Erich on the right and left of Franz
and in the middle of it all the cheeky Hans.

You have your eyes too, quite too,
and above, there it snows, hu!

They move together close to dense,
No one has it as warm as Hans.

She hears all three of her heart.
And if they are not gone, they are still sitting.

Poems awaken a sense of creative use of language

A poem gives children the ability to express a lot in a few precise words. No stammering, no groans, no uh, oh or actually. Clear words with an intention of creating a feeling or conveying a message. Primary school children can also learn this at an early age.

Your child learns these forms of poetry at school

  • Elfchen
  • simple and complicated rhyme shapes
  • Ballads
  • Haikus
  • Rondell
Poems were originally simple texts
Learn a poem

The term “poem” was originally used to refer to everything in writing; in the word “seal” something of this meaning has been preserved. Since about the 18th century, the term has only been used for poetic texts in today’s sense (wikipedia).

Another word for poetry is poetry, but it is not yet used in primary school. Here, the focus is on the fun of using words, not the scientific context.

8 Steps to Memorizing Poems | Learn a poem
1. Read and listen to poems

At least three times your child should read the poem slowly. You can ask questions of understanding. What happens, what happens and what is it about? Then they read the poem again with distributed roles. Alternate. So learning poetry is fun.

2. Mark and write down important words
Poem Beach
Poem Beach

The most important words can now be colored to your child and then written off. Have these words write to each other.

They serve as a memory support.

Then let your child try to recite the poem only with the help of these words.

3. Poems as gap text

Enlarge the poem and hang it on a wall. Every day you can now glue a part of the poem. You want your child to try to replace the missing jobs.

4. Translating poems into motion

Exercise helps with learning, even with poems. Let your child march, trample, crawl, or run as the poem is recited.

5. Write off the poem several times

It has been proven that once writing is like reading seven times. That’s why your child should definitely write the poem carefully! With different colors or pens it becomes a small work of art.

6. Painting poems

It helps to imagine the plot of the poem as a picture. Let your child paint the poem. Now it should look at the picture and recite the poem. This is how poetry succeeds in learning.

7. Setting the poem to music

Let your child say the poem loudly, sometimes quietly, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, sometimes with a beeping mouse voice, sometimes with a lion roar. Record these variations so that your child can listen to them. Singing a poem can also help to memorize it better.

8. Re-energising poems

Let your child search for suitable things for the poem and recreate it like a story. This works well with Playmobil or Lego figures.

One of the figures can be taken as a lucky charm and a reminder aid during the lecture at school. In the pocket it helps with remembering.