4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 4:12 PM by vkajones

    National Poetry Month


      April is National Poetry Month in the U.S.


      The book Fold Me a Poem, by Kristine  O’Connell George has an accompanying website with teacher resources:  http://www.kristinegeorge.com/teachers_guide_fold_me_a_poem.html.


      One of the resources is by Barbara Elizabeth Pearl, Math in Motion,  K-8, which also has an accompanying website:  http://www.mathinmotion.com/math-in-motion .


      Another resource is Origami with Rachel Katz.  Click on “Storigami.”  http://www.origamiwithrachelkatz.com/stories/stories.asp.


      Another webpage that George’s website links to is Origami University:  http://www.oriland.com/oriversity/main.asp .


      Other links from George’s main teacher resource page are links to Teachnology’s  Origami page: http://www.teach-nology.com/crafts/origami/  to  Joseph Wu’s Origami:  http://www.origami.as/home.html , and British  Origami Society: http://www.britishorigami.info/ .


      Other National  Poetry Month materials are available at The Academy of American Poets:  http://www.poets.org/index.php  , at  iCollaboratory: http://www.icollaboratory.org/projects/nationalpoetrymonth   , and at The Art of Reading at http://theartofreading.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/national-poetry-month-2011/ . The Association of Library Service to Children, which is a part of the  American Library Association has a blog with ideas for National Poetry Month:http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/?p=2083  and the  Programming Librarian journal has a web page devoted to this special  month:  http://www.programminglibrarian.org/library/planning/events-and-celebrations/national-poetry-month.html


      Valerie Burton also has a great list on her blog.


      What poetry ideas or resources do you use? Share your ideas with us.

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          Vanessa - these are great ideas.  I shared them with my daughter's Language Arts teacher because they are in the middle of a Poetry Unit and students compile  their poems and at the end they create a class poetry book - students choose at least two poems to share.  I can't wait to see what they come up with. 


          I also heard about a school that has a poetry jam- where student's can share their work- I think that would be a lot of fun.

          • Re: National Poetry Month

            National Poetry Month is here again. What are your plans? How do you integrate this into your classroom activities?



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                StudentPublishing.com [specialist@studentpublishing.com]


                This website will publish your student poetry into a class book FOC.  It also does a year end memory book and offers several competitions.


                We study poetry for a month then the students (3rd grade) compile their best work into a personal anthology.  We do haiku, cinquain, diamante, free verse, shape poems, partner alternating poems, acrostic, limericks etc.  We then include one for Mother's Day and the Friday before we invite moms in and have tea and poetry with each student reading aloud their poem to mom and one of their best in the Author's Chair.  There is never a dry eye in the room.