This poem, by the African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, was published in 1913. It's a little old-fashioned for today's tastes, but it talks about struggle, and growth, and perserverence in the face of adversity. You can put this up on a screen or print it. We also have more simple printable versions here.
The Seedling Slideshow
Print out this fun summer sensory poem and discuss it with the kids to help them plan their own poetry. It's written from the author's point of view (first person) and describes what the author is seeing, smelling, feeling, tasting and hearing!
The kids will love this seven line Halloween sensory poem! Perfect if you're teaching the children how to write poetry.