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- Classroom Resources | Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 21
Today is World Poetry Day.
Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 17
Black Poetry Day is celebrated.
Books and webpages are gathered that focus on the work of African American poets and students explore the resources and find a poem to contribute to a poetry reading.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Playful Poetry Books to Share
In this episode, Emily and guest Sylvia Vardell explore fun ways to read poetry with children.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 5 – 10 | Activity & Project
Make a Magnetic Poetry Set
Let children practice using different types of words in a fill-in-the-blank-story game before making their own word list for a magnetic poetry set.
- Professional Development | Grades K – 5 | Strategy Guide
Performing poetry incorporates oral reading, literature, and the performing arts. This strategy can benefit content area readers, English language learners, or learners with special needs.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
What is Poetry? Contrasting Poetry and Prose
Students often find poetry frustrating and meaningless. By helping students think critically about the differences between poetry and prose, this introduction sets the stage for different strategies for comprehending poetic texts.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
Celebrating Poetry for Teens
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
The ABCs of Poetry
Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades 3 – 8 | Printout | Writing It Out
Make a Magnetic Poetry Set
Children can make their own magnetic poetry set. Watch as the refrigerator becomes a space for literary art.
- Classroom Resources | Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Dynamite Diamante Poetry
Introduce gerunds and review nouns, adjectives, and verbs through engaging read-alouds; then apply these concepts through collaborative word-sorting and poetry-writing activities.