Encourage summer reading and writing through hosting a poetry slam or poetry reading with your children. Kids can write their own poems or read other poet's works aloud. You can theme the poetry reading, serve refreshments and invite friends and family!
This website has a bunch of great poetry ideas for students in elementary school. In Atwell’s article, “Finding Poetry Everywhere”, she expresses the importance but also challenge of including poetry in the literary curriculum.
7 Powerful Slam Poems You Need To Hear
May Change My Life Scholarship Slam - College Scholarship, April 30 deadline
Is Poetry Boring?
Not every child enjoys poetry. Tips and book recommendations for parents and kids who find poetry boring.
Just 4 Teachers: Sharing Across Borders: My Grade Poetry Journal Scrapbook Poems for journal writing and art activity
A Little Alliteration
A great way for the students to show that they understand alliteration and to have them work together.
Writing Mentor Texts - Lucy Calkins writing program - this website to be very useful for finding texts that display the writing objectives teaching.
12 Best Poetry Websites for Kids - interactive apps, forms & fun. As National Poetry Month in April approaches, get kids excited about poetry with these 12 free websites of children's poetry and interactive poem.
Pick up the book nearest to you. Use the last sentence on page 89 as today's writing prompt. Daily Writing Prompt from Writers Write
There's a slobbery thug in town, and his name is Stanza. He bullies everybody--and writes poetry on the sly. He's afraid his bully brothers will find out. But Stanza doesn't let that stop him from entering one of his poems into a jingle contest.
100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises
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Setting up a Writer's Notebook
Capture those precious memories of motherhood and childhood with a writer's notebook! Join my writing workshop series and get started - first writing tip: setting up a writer's notebook!
Poetry Cafe- Kids & parents love this! Used it as the celebration for the end our our poetry unit.