What Are Some Good Short Fall Poems for Kids?


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Some good fall poems for kids include "After Apple Picking" and "Gathering Leaves" by Robert Frost as well as "Leaves" by Elsie Brady. Other autumn poems such as "Ode to Autumn" by John Keats and "A Child's Calendar - November" by John Updike are useful for children's lessons.

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Additional poetry titles with fall themes include "My Treasures," "The Hayloft" and "Farewell to the Farm" by Robert Louis Stevenson. "September" and "October's Bright Blue Weather" by Helen Hunt Jackson also convey autumn themes for young children. To find more fall-themed poetry, teachers and parents can look in poetry anthologies that include other seasonal poems. One example is "Voices on the Wind: Poems for All Seasons" written by David Booth and illustrated by Michele Lemieux.

For teachers seeking to help young children write poetry at the start of the school year, writing prompts can be helpful. One prompt might instruct the children to choose one of the five senses and describe autumn through that sense. Another idea is to have children write acrostic poems using the letters in the word "autumn." Children can focus on words that relate to the changes in weather, preparation for Halloween or Thanksgiving, and the colorful foliage.

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