April is National Poetry month – a perfect time to encourage students to appreciate poems and compose several of their own.
Here are sites and videos we recommend to help you motivate and inspire young poets.
National Poetry Month website – From poets.org, the site of the Academy of American Poets, here are 30 Way to Celebrate.
PBS Learning Media (don't forget to login to access full video content and lesson plans.)
GPB Digital Education Multimedia (don’t forget to login to access videos, audio files and other multimedia)
Introduction to Picture Books: Nature Stories and Poems
Grades 3-5, 6-8
Literature for Children: Sounds of Poetry
Poetry Prompt Response
Wordsworth Poetry Activity