Thursday, April 25, 2019

Poets Around the World



Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? What a perfect opportunity to re-introduce your children to the beautiful world of poetry! I say re-introduce because they probably first learned about poetry as babies when you read them nursery rhymes or sang them lullabies. But somewhere along the way, poems may have gotten lost in your child's reading repertoire.

And to help your child explore this often neglected genre, Multicultural Kid Blogs has created this wonderful activity pack on Poets Around the World!  This unique packet of reading passages features 18 poets from around the globe. They are all famous in their country or region, and most of them are recognized around the world for their poems that reflect their culture or that highlight the shared human experience.

I think MommyMaestra readers will especially love the five Hispanic poets that are featured. They are:

  • Julia de Burgos,
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz,
  • Federico García Lorca,
  • José Martí,
  • and Gabriela Mistral.

Best suited for kids ages 8 and up, your children or students can travel the world through time and history learning about remarkable people. Some lived a long time ago, and some are living today.


The English-only packet has a one-page reading passage for each poet that describes their life, followed by a set of comprehension questions. In addition, we have included comprehension worksheets that boost vocabulary, writing, and critical thinking skills. An introduction to different types of poetry and poetry activities, as well as a recommended reading list for further research, finish up this packet.


The best part is that this is a no-prep, print-and-go download that you can immediately access after purchasing.

I am so happy to have contributed to this incredible unit, along with The Piri-Piri Lexicon and Kid World Citizen

You can find this remarkable packet on the MKB website or in their TpT store.

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