Here are 3 reasons why American Poetry: Reading and Writing is good for teens.
3 Reasons Why American Poetry: Reading and Writing is Good for Teens
Some homeschool high schoolers are born loving to read and write poetry.
Some homeschool high schoolers (and their moms) feel intimidated by the very idea of poetry. They would like to avoid it if possible!
The truth is, your homeschool high schoolers could graduate without experiencing any poetry reading or writing. But they will be poorer for it. Here are 3 reasons why poetry is good for teens:
Poetry helps teens develop academic skills
- thinking skills
- writing skills
Poetry helps teens develop personally
- skills that allow teens to know that learning completely new things can be fun
- skills that allow them to experience the diversity of the American *melting pot* culture
Poetry helps teens develop artistically
- because poetry is verbal art
- poetry develops skills for *noticing* (as opposed to *answering things ONE right way*)
That’s why 7Sisters is providing our guide: American Poetry: Reading and Writing.
American Poetry: Reading and Writing is a teen-friendly guide to poetry that eases teens into the poetry experience. Also, because of the rich *melting pot* heritage of the United States, students who are learning a little about American poetry are tasting a bit of various cultures and experiences of the many kinds of Americans.
American Poetry: Reading and Writing includes:
- non-intensive study (it is only 5 weeks long)
- material is fun and success-oriented
- short lessons (can usually be completed in about 15 minutes)
- genuine exposure to meaningful poetry and word usage
Teens who love poetry will naturally enjoy this study guide.
Teens who are intimidated by poetry have told me that they not only like poetry a little but feel much better about their own writing skills and abilities when they finish these lessons.
Download American Poetry: Reading and Writing for a delightful unit study for your homeschool high schoolers (at $4.99 you can’t go wrong)!
Also, for teens who get excited and want a full year/full credit of poetry, here’s a syllabus for a poetry credit to walk them through the process.