What is Poetry Walk, and is it included in the HTHL Writing Program?
Poetry Walk is found in lessons 17-21 in all flights except the Write-a Book project (Essay Flight 3) and yes, it is included in the writing program.
“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.”
A.A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh
Come along as we go where “poems can find us!”
Filmed on location in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, Poetry Walk follows the water cycle to the Pacific Ocean. The journey starts at the top of a snowy mountain and follows the little streams in the woods to a rushing river. Meander alongside a peaceful lake as it flows again into the river and then to the mighty ocean where the sun warms the water once again to form clouds over the mountains. The water cycle never stops, and it is the goal of Poetry Walk to instill a love and appreciation for poetry in your child that also never stops.
In each “flight”(one year of instruction) in lessons 17-21 (except the Write a Book project), your student will:
- Learn and write five different types of poetry each year. If they complete the entire Poetry Walk, your student will have completed 25 different styles of poetry. (most of the poetry forms have been taken from the AP Literature Test for high school students.)
- Learn to identify the three Rs of poetry (Rhyme, Rhythm, and Reason)
- Learn to evaluate classic poems (Essay Writing Level)
- Craft a poetry book to display their poems that will become a treasured record of their younger years.
Why did we include poetry writing?
Here are the Top 5 reasons!
- It improves vocabulary and comprehension.
- It improves the use of imagery in writing.
- It adds beauty to life.
- It teaches students to say more with fewer words.
- It helps students to see subjects differently.
It’s a beautiful day!
Let’s take a Poetry Walk together!
“My daughter loves, loves, loves your writing program! She has improved so much this year with her writing skills. She was especially enthralled with the poetry section and disappointed when it ended. However, now she writes poetry on her own using her new skills. I am looking forward to using your program again next year.”-Lynette A.