Anyone can write a poem. There’s no right or wrong way, and poems don’t need to rhyme. Good poetry paints pictures with words. It makes us feel with our senses and our hearts.
As you create your own weather poems, think of all the things you like about weather. Think of what you see and hear and feel. Think of how you love to play.
Note to parents and teachers: Before writing weather poems, read the I LIKE THE WEATHER books and ask children to tell you what they like about weather. Then use the poem frames to help children create their own weather poems. Coloring a picture first will help awaken children’s senses. Use the questions to generate more ideas. Older children can write independently. Younger children can “tell a poem.” Use the questions one by one, writing as children speak, or you may only need to prompt children with: “What else do you like?”