Learning English through Poems and Songs

Exposing learners to the power of words in poetry is a stimulating way to learn languages. Songs, haikus, rhyming words, and narrative works are all employed in a resource for teaching English as a Second Language.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this resource as a supplemental assignment to poetry writing lessons 
  • Ask class members to volunteer to share their poems
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson can be used in general or ESL classes
  • Copy the handouts back-to-back to save paper
  • Tailor the worksheets to use in any language acquisition class
Pros

  • Great tool to build writing, reading, fluency, and speaking skills 
Cons

  • None