Suggested Poetry Memorization List

Marie MacPherson


Here are some suggestions of beloved poems that my children have memorized (or will soon memorize!) since we began homeschooling nearly a decade ago. Our practice is to read one work aloud once or twice each day, concentrating on one selection a month. Some longer selections are practiced up to two months. We do these selections in addition to our Scripture and Catechism memory work.

Preschool Children (about 3-6 yrs.)

Psalms

Poems

Lists

Primary Children (about 7-10 yrs.)

 Selections from the Bible

Fun and Rhyming Poems

Speeches/Lists

Historical

Middle School Children (about 11-14 yrs.)

Chapters from the Bible

Poems

Other

Historical

 

Mrs. Marie K. MacPherson, vice president of Into Your Hands LLC, lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband Ryan and their children, whom she homeschools. She is a certified Classical Lutheran Educator (Consortium for Classical Lutheran Educators), author of Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood (2018), and editor of Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies from Moms of Four or More (2016).



TAGS: Worldview, Christianity, Liberal Arts, Education, Lesson Plans, Motherhood, Homeschooling

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