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Poetry on the Screen
by Linda D. Labbo
|Grades||3 – 5|
Can a classroom computer be made to behave in poetic ways? What is the difference between poetry encountered on the page and on the screen? Can educators use computers to create poetry experiences that make us and our students laugh or cry or wonder or turn the page (or link to another screen) until we find a poem that sings the tune we wish to hear? The author explores all these issues and makes practical suggestions for using technology to enhance the love of poetry.
Labbo, L.D. (2004, November). Poetry on the Screen. The Reading Teacher, 58(3), 308–311. doi: 10.1598/RT.58.3.9
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 1
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 20
Students become poet laureates and become responsible for producing and presenting a work of poetry to the class during their tenure.