#094: End of the Year Activities: Poems for Two Voices

In this episode, I have end of the year activities for you using poetry. I know you already teach poetry. In fact, you probably did a bunch last month for National Poetry Month. So, your students are primed and ready for testing out and enjoying Poems for two Voices. Yup. You heard that right and it’s not as scary or complicated as it sounds.

Today, I have the skinny on engaging your students in a fun end-of-year activity – reading and writing poems for two voices. 


Writing poems for 2 voices is a fun activity for students that you can use to do some concept and content reviews as well.  #teacherwin

I'm sure you're wondering...what exactly are poems for two voices? Let me explain. Poems for two voices are poems written for two readers to read together. some of the parts are read at the same time and some of the parts are read taking turns. They're fun, engaging, and fascinating all at the same time.

AND...before you discount young students from this fun end of the year activity, think again. Even if you only write the poems together, your students will love both writing and reading them! I promise.

This type of poetry can seem complex and difficult, but it's actually much easier than you think. You just have to break down the process into the right steps. That's one of the things that makes writing these poems such great end of the year activities for students. It takes time, students have to work together as a team, and they'll be using all kinds of literacy skills in the process.

Listen in to the full episode to find out:
  • Where to begin teaching about poems for two voices.
  • Activities for students to get started writing these poems.
  • Why these poems are perfect for end of the year activities.
  • A simple trick to help your students begin writing poems for two voices successfully.
  • How to review all kinds of content across the curriculum using these poems.
  • And much more!

Listen to this episode for all the goodness [and don't forget to grab the FREE Poems for Two Voices Template below ⬇️].

*Books mentioned in the episode:

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

Messing Around on the Monkey Bars 

Math Talk Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voice

Also, for summer ideas to send home check out episode #047: How to Help Families Keep the Learning Going All Summer

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H.O.P.E. Education RESOURCES you're going to L️VE:

FREE Poems for Two Voices Template

  End of the School Year Checklist

Blog Post: What to Do Instead of Summer Homework

PLUS, check out ALL kinds of free printables in the Vault.


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    Main Idea and Key Details Graphic Organizer

 Teaching Summarizing

   Compare and Contrast Activities

  Teaching Poetry Activities

  Parent Email Template System



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