Poetry Month Activities
Resources for April
Poetry Month Resources
You may use any of these resources in your classroom and may also use any poetry books that strike your fancy, and you should feel free to use your two library passes to send students to the Media Center for poetry stations any time in April (except during Enrichment Clusters on Friday afternoons).
Poetry Month Challenge
Every time a student completes an activity, their bookmark may get hole-punched. When they have done all 10, they will receive a bracelet. Hole punches may be made by teachers, TAs, or media staff.
Online Poetry Reading
In addition, there is a poetry read aloud station in the Media Center that has a califone, headphones, and Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky poems on cassette.
Write an I Spy poem
We have printed the directions and have a place in the Media Center with I Spy books and paper for students who want to try this independently.
Publish a Poem Online
Here's a collection of leveled poems to use with your students. Each poem, or pair of poems, comes with a text-based question set that can help move your students to comprehension.
poem in your pocket day
- Write an I spy poem - with the directions from Jean Marzollo and I spy books.
- Try a color poem - with paint chips and directions on writing a color poem
- Record a Tongue Twister - with push button voice recorders and a variety of twisters
- Poems for two voices - a variety of books for kids to share
- Listening center - Califone with cassettes of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky
- and more... as we find them