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National Poetry Month Resources from ReadWorks

Our friends at ReadWorks sent a reminder that April is National Poetry Month. Inspire a love of poetry and improve your students’ reading comprehension with our collection of poems at different levels for K – 12th grade.

K – 12 Poems & Question Sets for National Poetry Month

Each poem, or pair of poems, comes with an evidence-based question set that can help move your students to comprehension. Like all ReadWorks curriculum, they are based on the highest-quality research on reading comprehension.

Please consider moving within all grade area specifications—don’t feel confined to stay just within your grade area. ReadWorks has chosen so many great poems that transcend grades and ages.

Have fun with poetry!

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National Poetry Month, all year round!~Last Stanza

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


Weekend Ed. Quote~April 27~ 10th Stanza

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Poem in Your Pocket Day~National Poetry Month~9th Stanza

http://www.poetryarchive.org/childrensarchive/home.doTomorrow 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!











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Weekend Ed. Quote~April 20~National Poetry Month~8th Stanza

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National Poetry Month~Poems by Heart App~7th Stanza


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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National Poetry Month Poster~6th Stanza

This official National Poetry Month poster was designed by graphic artist Jessica Helfand. She was selected to create the poster by the acclaimed designer Chip Kidd.

Request a free poster for April 2013 >


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Weekend Ed. Quote~April 13~6th Stanza

I like a destination which pulls
true, deliberate,
but at great distance. ~Bruce Willard, Great Plains Poem

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Read the entire poem, Great Plains


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National Poetry Month continue in lyrical fashion with these additional resources.

~~~Poetry Zone – Send in your own poems (or your students’ poems) to the poetry gallery

~~Find a starter a day to help get inspired during National Poetry Month. Poetry and Writing thoughts, examples, encouragements and more at Chris Jarmick’s blog

Reading Rockets Poetry Poets on Poetry–Listen in as acclaimed children’s writers like Marilyn Singer, Ashley Bryan, Jack Prelutsky, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, and Janet Wong talk about reading poetry aloud and writing poetry.

Discover Poets and Poems on The Poetry App from the Android 4 Schools’ site


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Weekend Ed. Quote~April 6~Write Poems~4th Stanza

Echoes of National Poetry Month…

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life…~Krishnamurti, Jiddu


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