Soccerverse Discussion and Activity Guide


Happy Poetry Friday!

I don’t have a poem to share today, but I did want to announce that I have posted a Soccerverse: Poems about Soccer Discussion and Activity Guide. The 11-page guide is free to download and includes a broad range of discussion questions about the poems. Most are organized around particular poems and focus on concepts such as line length, repetition, and metaphor. The guide also includes three writing activities (with pre-writing handouts) linked to specific mentor texts. Finally, because no poem is finished without revision, there are questions to consider when revising.

I hope that teachers, parents, and kids will find the guide useful. Please feel free to share the news that the guide is on my website and free to all.

Thank you to everyone who read the guide and gave me feedback on it!

Cheriee has the Poetry Friday roundup at her house today. See you there!


14 replies
  1. Linda Mitchell
    Linda Mitchell says:

    A really nice discussion guide. I could see this easily serving as the material for a writer’s workshop. I especially like the attention paid to critique for young writers. The details about what to do are especially helpful.

    • lsteinglass
      lsteinglass says:

      Thanks, Linda. I’m so glad you liked the section about critique. I think it’s essential that kids learn about critique and revision.


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