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Poetry for kids, poetry resources for teachers

Last year, I discovered that I've been pronouncing the "poem" incorrectly all my life (!!!). I was pronouncing it as ONE syllable, which made me use it incorrectly in a haiku. I've fixed it now as well as my pronunciation.

I've updated the poem on my Poetry For Kids page, which includes poetry teaching resources.

Reader Comments (2)

I teach ELA and have noticed that many of my students pronounce "poem" incorrectly. Some of them even argue about it saying that their parents pronounce it the same way they do.

November 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterA Teacher

Interesting! I thought I was the only one who mispronounced it.

December 6, 2016 | Registered CommenterDebbie Ridpath Ohi

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