Why Read Poetry?

Why Read Poetry
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Your homeschool students might be wondering, why ready poetry?! Helping them understand that poetry is far more exciting than nursery rhymes might spark an interest.

Wikipedia defines poetry as: literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.

Poetry has a beautiful history. You might be familiar with the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Iliad and the Odyssey, or Psalms. Maybe your children are most familiar with Dr. Seuss, Robert Frost, Shakespeare, or Maya Angelou. Regardless of your poetry knowledge, we encourage you to start reading poetry together.

Why Read Poetry?!

  • Improves Verbal Skills and Memory. 
  • Improves Critical Thinking. 
  • Develops Empathy and Insight. 
  • Encourages Engagement with Other Art Forms.
Why Read Poetry

National Poetry Day

October 3rd is National Poetry Day and Compass Classroom is celebrating by offering your homeschool 3 Free Lessons of Grammar of Poetry.

Grammar of Poetry


Designed for a semester at the 6-9th grade level, Grammar of Poetry is perfectly appropriate for anyone with basic writing skills and the desire to learn poetry. 

Watch 3 Free Sample Lessons

Ready to start this amazing course? Planning on using it next semester? This week grab Grammar of Poetry at 30% off! 10/1-10/6. Use coupon code: poetryday30 at checkout!

Happy National Poetry Day!


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