National Poetry Month, all year round! That is the message of this website from the U.K. http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/education/
We want to carpet the nation with poetry, and we hope that you will continue to help us to do that in your school or library. How about poetry hopscotch in the playground – with each square representing a poem to read? How about weaving a poem through the school railings to show your support for poetry, or even running a competition to choose a poem for engraving on a school window? http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/education/
Plus, great lesson plans featuring poets such as Rossetti, Rilke, and Mayakovsky
And, this post on Haiku books for kids
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College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education. The work is the result of a nine-month process that examined the Common Core State Standards from the perspective of adult education. It was funded to provide a set of manageable yet significant CCR standards that reflect broad agreement among subject matter experts in adult education about what is desirable for adult students to know to be prepared for the rigors of postsecondary education and training.
The report written by Susan Pimentel, prepared by MPR, Associates, Inc, for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
It is available by clicking this link:
Tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day: April 26 The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with classmates, family, and friends.
~~~The Children’s Poetry Archive is a great Search portal with archives of favorite poets and poems
You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
Also fun is this idea for list poems…seamlessly easy for integrating into any curriculum!
Previous Posts for National Poetry Month
Data/Informatics is everywhere and extrapolating it and analyzing it offers great inquiry learning opportunities in the classroom.
Robin Good shared nine, free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having any special technical skills. See the full list by clicking here.
Learn a new poem during National Poetry Month! Poems by Heart from Penguin Classics teaches poem memorization.
Poems by Heart offers two free poems. Additional options available through in app purchases. Whether you’re teaching fluency, extending a biography project of a famous poet, or just celebrating great works – let your fingers do the clicking to Poems by Heart for a poem to memorize!
Great Download~~Poetry Review Worksheet
So Fun~~Create your own Magnetic Poetry Project
20 Terrific Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month by Minds-in-bloom
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The Newspaper Clipping Generator is a vintage favorite for delivering personalized content in snippets.
Check it out: http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
Fill in four text fields and click “Generate” to reveal your image clipping. Please do not use students’ names or personal identifiers or actual newspaper names. To download your newspaper clipping, use the link at the bottom of the generated image. You can publish your image on your own website or blog. Direct linking to the newspaper clippings doesn’t work; the images are deleted from the server after a short time span. The sample above is for my online science course.