Thursday, April 5, 2012

National Poetry Month - Analyzing Poetry

April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I would share some good resources on poetry.
Online Resources
Here are some great resources from Scholastic for National Poetry Month:
Here are some Poetry Resources from Read Write Think: 
Poetry 180 is for highschool students, but it does have some great poems.

I remember celebrating National Poetry Month as a kid and during the month of April we would write different types of poems. I always really enjoyed writing poetry. In fact, I wrote lots of poetry as a kid. I found it to be an authentic way to express my emotions. Somewhere along the way I stopped writing unless it was for an assignment or necessary. One of my goals this month is to try and open myself to writing more poetry again. I would challenge you to try and do the same.
As you ask your students to write, try to open yourself to the same possibilities. Sharing and modeling writing is powerful. Sharing what you are reading helps your students see that you read just like you ask them to read.

Students need opportunities to write and read poetry.  Check out your Juvenile Nonfiction section at the library.  You can find lots of great books on poetry.

Here are some taskcards I created to use for analyzing poetry and incorporating grammar.
Check out my resources for analyzing poetry. Included is a Tic-tac-toe menu, graphic organizer, poster, and taskcards. 


  1. Thank you for sharing these task cards! They are wonderful and I cannot wait for my kiddos to use them! =)

    I am your newest follower and would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance!

    Heather's Heart

  2. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas and resources for poetry. The task cards look fabulous! I found your blog through Lorraine's linky party. I am a new follower.

    Come visit my blog when you get the chance!


  3. Great Blog - I am your newest follower!

    Unless Teaching

  4. Thank you to all of you for following my blog. I was out of town this weekend. I look forward to checking out all of your blogs.



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