National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and so to help celebrate that event here are some wonderful free sites to stimulate new ideas and places to poke around in searching for that motivating lesson.

Poetry links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/language/english/poetry.html

Where to get student work published

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/kids_publish.html

Poetry for younger readers

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/primary_resources.html#3

Immigration lessons and poetry

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/immigrate.html#7

Patriotic Poetry

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/patriotic.html

Instant Poetry Forms 

http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm

INTERNET POETRY ARCHIVE:
Listen to poets read their words.

http://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/

POETRY TERMS Online QUIZ

http://www.quia.com/tq/100093.html

FORMULA POEMS: 30 Days of Poetry.
http://www.msrogers.com/English2/poetry/30_days_of_poetryday_13.htm
IDEAS FOR WRITING POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM:
http://www.netaxs.com/~katz/teachers.htm
POETRY PLUS—A 3RD GRADE POETRY UNIT:
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/32K_Poetry_Plus.pdf
HOW TO WRITE A 5W POEM

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/poetry2.html

Poetry.com. Poetry.com invites poetry writers of all
ages to submit poems for online publication. Poets 18 and younger

http://www.poetry.com

The Digital History of Canadian Poetry, and the Poem in Progress.

http://www.youngpoets.ca/

Otta Ray’s Head

Huge Links page to all elements of poetry.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/poetry.htm

Info Please

Site for older students

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/pmonth1.html

World of Haiku

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=305

 General links for younger students

http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/k_2theme/poetry.htm

Very large and complete poetry site

Includes contests.

http://www.poetryteachers.com/index.html

Lesson plans

http://www.education-world.com/a_special/poetrymonth.shtml

Large link site

Very complete coverage of all types of poetry and terms.

http://www.proteacher.com/070034.shtml

Acadmey of American Poets

http://www.poets.org

Poetry magazine

http://www.poetrymagazine.org/

Cube poetry for younger students

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang/lang50.txt

Links to poets

Extensive

http://www.pmpoetry.com/linkspb.shtml

Cheers, Chants, Raps, and Poetry

http://songsforteaching.homestead.com/Chant.html

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