National Poetry Month
Resources and ideas
Try some of these resources for activities for National Poetry Month!
Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 18th - I had great success with this project and the kids thought it was fun. We allowed kids to read or recite 4 lines or more of a poem (original or from a book - no cheesy "roses are red" type poems allowed) to any adult in the building before school, between classes or at lunch. They could read it to each adult only once. They got a PBIS ticket (token) each time they shared their poem. Adults could share one back if they wanted but did not have to. It was great for increasing positive adult/student interactions.
Nesbitt explains why poetry is important for children and how teachers and parents can inspire a love of poetry in kids.