Maria Montessori grammar symbols
What happens when poetry meets grammar?
We are finding out in our lower elementary classroom! Recently, our students in grade one have brought their grammar study to their poetry exploration. Using the Montessori grammar symbols, they ‘diagram’ the poem, showing how the poet used parts of speech, in patterns, to create the flow of the poem.
In the picture above, one student diagrammed a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The shapes show each part of speech: nouns (black triangle), adjectives (small blue triangle), verbs (red circle), prepositions (green crescent), and conjunctions (small pink rectangle).