in Poetry with Hillary Thams- a truly wonderful resource
written by a teacher to help teachers successfully use poetry with
their students. 105 pages of inspiration! (A PDF file)
Pocketful of Rhymes- this site has some great resources! I
am using the "Who Am I?" poems in my poetry work station with my
students. They are reading the poems, making inferences on
what the poem is about, copying poems they like and then creating
their own illustrations to add to their personal anthologies. They
are also being encouraged to write their own "Who Am I?" poems!
has a list of resources (online and off) organized by grade level to
help you bring poetry into your classroom.
World editors have gathered poetry resources from our
archive to help teachers everywhere celebrate
National Poetry Month. Below you will find the following
- Poetry Lesson Plans
- Teacher-Submitted Lesson
- More Poetry Activities and
- Poetry Articles and
taken from The Education World Website
Education has compiled a wonderful set of resources to
celebrate poetry month:
poems written by children and adult poets for kids
Poetry- recently updated with a
fresh new look and a lot of new material! There are now 11 poem
categories!! Visit Giggle Poetry to read poetry, learn to read and
even write your own poetry!! Visit
Teachers.com to learn how to teach your students how to love
Poetry Writing- this site offers on-line templates for
writing a variety of poems. Simply fill in the text boxes and
away you go to becoming a poet. I found this site very useful for my
Ken Nesbitt has created a great website packed with games,
lessons, poems, contests, news and more...
Teachers.com is the teacher side of Giggle Poetry.com.
Stop by here to find all the teachery things you need to instill and
love of poetry in your students!
Poetry With Pizzazz!
Sue LeBleau is a professor at Northcentral University in
AZ. She has compiled a very nice list of poetry resources.
Zone- poems to read, famous poet information, lesson plans,
-In honor of National Poetry Month, introduce your students
to a variety of poetic forms. Assign one or two students each day as
“poet of the day” for the month of April. Then provide students with
several models for creating different forms of poetry. You might use
Diamante Poems, or
Instant Poetry Forms to do this.
Have each student select one form of poetry and write an original
poem, which he or she can also illustrate. On their assigned days,
have students read their poetry out loud to the class.
Above text taken from the
Writing with Writers-
Activities are designed to support the teaching of standards-based
skills. While participating in the "Poetry Writing" project,
students become proficient with several of these skills. Each skill
below is linked to its point of use in the Teacher's Guide.
In the course of
participating in the "Poetry Writing" project
- Identify unique
characteristics of the poetry genre
- Practice poetry writing
skills such as rhythm, rhyming, and descriptive vocabulary
- Follow the writing process
to create original poetry
- Understand how to review
and revise their own writing
- Use Web technology to post
original writing online
text taken from The Scholastic Website
Poetry Pages- a collection of lesson plans for grades
preK-8, interactive online activities, classroom activities, links
to poetry contests, author ideas and more...
Silverstein makes poetry fun! Just ask any child who has
read his humorous poems! Visit his site to find some great
ways to celebrate National Poetry Month. You can even order a
CD of his poems to add to your listening center or to provide
excellent fluency models for your students any time!
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enjoy printables, lesson plans, additional resources, and references
to enhance your poetry unit.
sites and activities coming soon! (I hope!)