How to Introduce Poetry to Students

Published On: November 7th, 2016·By ·

The Perfect Tool to Introduce Poetry to Students

Getting students involved in poetry can be a difficult task. In the brief video below, Monica Burns shares her favorite tool to introduce poetry to students.

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In the short video above, Monica shows how easy it is to use Read, Write, Think's poetry tool, Diamante. Teachers and students need only to select a topic and its synonyms and antonyms. Then the poem builder gives them a form to fill out with adjectives and phrases. Once they have done that, they can see their finished poem. Students can print, email, or save their final product as a .pdf file.

This poetry builder is useful for the classroom because it can help teach students a variety of skills, including:

  • Learning to use descriptive language
  • Familiarizing themselves with the parts of speech
  • Learning how to link differing concepts
  • Writing creatively
  • Learning the basics of poetry

What tools do you use to introduce your students to poetry? How do you get them interested in writing poetry? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!


About our “How to Introduce Students to Poetry” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to


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