Poetry Month

National Poetry Month
  • First Youth National Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, reads her poem "The Hill We Climb".

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What is Poetry Month?

Simultaneous Use eBooks

  • Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

    With 25 Great Projects children have fun learning about different forms of poetry while delving into different literary techniques such as personification, metaphor, and alliteration, all of which are discussed in a simple and accessible way. Activities include creative writing exercises designed to reinforce language arts skills, plus art projects that encourage children to visualize concepts and definitions. Short biographies of important poets reinforce the concept of poetry as an important part of society.

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  • How to Be Brilliant at Writing Poetry

    These open-ended sheets provide models for different forms of poetry, from acrostic and haiku to rondelet. All the models included have an in-built success factor because their simple, but clever structures invite the children to mirror them. Once sutdents have mastered the forms, they will be able to apply them to any topic ideas, including those given elsewhere in this book. The activities include: finding a beginning; using words to paint a picture; making up similes; rhyming; writing limericks, haikus, acrostic poems, riddles, cinquains, rondelets, poems that repeat a line, and poems that go on and on..

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  • Just Right Words: Slam Poetry

    Slam poetry is meant to be heard! Read about how the style started and how people are using it to say what they think and feel. Will you try to write a slam poem?

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  • Poetry: A Survivor's Guide

    Playful and serious, unforgiving and compassionate, Poetry: A Survivor's Guide offers an original take on a subject both loved and feared. In a series of provocative and inspiring propositions, the act of reading a poem is made new, and the act of writing one is made over. Questions of poetry's difficulty, pretension, and relevance are explored with insight and daring.

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  • What is Poetry?

    What is poetry? How is it different from other kinds of writing? Find out what makes a poem a poem. See how poets organize their poems and what special writing tools they use, such as rhythm, rhyming, and alliteration. Then explore different styles of poems, including haiku, free verse, concrete poems, limericks, acrostic poems, and more!

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OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks on Teaching and Writing Poetry

  • Pizza, Pigs and Poetry

    Jack Prelutsky has written more than one thousand poems about all of these things—and many others. In this book he gives you the inside scoop on writing poetry and shows you how you can turn your own experiences and stories about your family, your pets, and your friends into poems.

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  • Rose, Where Did You Get Your Red?

    First published to enormous acclaim in 1973, this book became a classic that revolutionized the way children are taught to read and write poetry. The celebrated poet Kenneth Koch conveys the imaginative splendor of great poetry--by Blake, Donne, Stevens, Lorca, and others--and then shows how it maybe taught so as to help children write poetry of their own.

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