Who doesn’t love fall? The air gets a bit crisper and we develop our new homeschool routines for the year. The beginning of fall feels more like a new year than January to many. New commitments, and new invigoration.
So bring a bit of the warmth and beauty of fall into your homeschool with my five free fall printables featuring seasonal poetry.
What Poems are Included in the Free Fall Printables?
The poem collection includes five poems from famous poets that bring the beauty of a new season into your home. Included are:
- Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Fall Leaves Fall by Emily Bronte
- Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg
- November Night by Adelaide Crapsey
- Autumn by Emily Dickenson
With these, you have a great inspiration point to plan your fall poetry study or morning time.
How Do You Use the Fall Poetry Printables?
These five poems were chosen for three reasons:
- Seasonal focus
- Well known authors that are fitting for study
- Length that is conducive to memorization
So, you can use these in many ways in your homeschool. First, would be just to read an enjoy as part of you morning time or read-aloud routine. Poems are perfect for reading aloud and take so little time.
Second, use these are copywork in your homeschool. As you study a poem, have your children copy them into their own books as handwriting and language arts practice.
You can also use them as decoration and inspiration in your home. Choose one poem for each week to read and display. As you have it up, you can use it as memory work. And you don’t have to memorize them all, choose one and focus on learning it this fall.
Create a Poet Study
Once you have your free fall printables, you can easily create a unit study on any of the included poets.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson is a famous Scottish novelist and poet for is know for classics such as Treasure Island and Kidnapped. He is also loved for his charming book of children’s poetry, A Child’s Garden of Verses.
Emily Bronte is the third youngest sibling of the renowned Bronte sisters, and most famous for her novel Wuthering Heights. Though she also published a book for poetry with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne.
Carl Sandburg is an American poet born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1878. Sandburg left school after he graduated 8th grade, working a collection of various jobs, and went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes.
Most famous for his poetry, he is also remembered for this children’s stories with an American fairytale flair, The Rootabaga Stories.
A lesser-known poet, Adelaide Crapsey is best remembered as the inventor of the cinquain form. Although much of her work was published posthumously due to her early death at the age of 36, Crapsey nevertheless spent her short life passionately pursuing her art. Critics may have been initially attracted to Crapsey because she was a tragic figure, but in the years following her death, her popularity declined.
In addition to her poetry, Crapsey also wrote a small but carefully researched English metrics study, which was also praised by several contemporary critics.
Emily Dickinson is an American poet born December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Known for her seclusion, most of her writings were not discovered until after her death but her sister, Lavinia.
Free Fall Printables for Your Poetry Teatime
No matter your homeschool style, these poetry printables have a variety of uses in your homeschool. Download now and enjoy some fall poetry and bring the inspiration to be found in words to your children.
You can also grab by Fall Poetry Teatime Copywork and Planner printable with copywork pages for these poems as well as an additional poem for your older children, coloring pages, and other poetry activity pages.