These printables are first in a new series of poetry pages. We are currently using the book A Child’s Introduction to Poetry: Listen While You Learn About the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and Cry. (Talk about a long subtitle! That’s truly ridiculous!)
The first half of the book features poetic forms such as nursery rhyme, limerick, ballad, and sonnet (12 forms in all). The second half is devoted to specific poets. The book gives a short biographical sketch and some sample poems (21 poets in all).
I like the structure of studying forms and the poet, so I thought I would create notebooking pages to match that kind of poetry study. These pages are not directly tied to the book but will include many of the same forms and poets. So feel free to use these to supplement your own poetry study.
The first form is the nursery rhyme. The free PDF includes three pages in three different line styles so that the youngest writers can do poetry notebooking.