Learning Links - Poetry Resources
This is a collection of cool poetry sites
from the web. There are parent and
teacher resources, poetry events for April, and specific sites devoted
entirely to children's poetry.
Help your child publish their work online,
read poetry together, or even listen to poets read their own work to you. There are an abundance of lesson plans
available and even some contests to enter. Expand your mind with creative writing!
Parent and Teacher
Resources for Poetry
Source - Poetry
Activities and lesson plans are broken down into two groups,
grades 3-7 and 7-12. Resources
include sites, programs, a calendar of monthly themes, and archives. For parents and teachers there are also
lesson plans in Art, Literature, Health, Math, Early Childhood and more.
Type 'Poetry' into the search box on this page for some
really cool ideas for classroom activities. Lesson plans incorporate subjects such as history,
current events, language, economics, health and more. Activities are also broken into grades 6-8, 9-12, and 6-12
for easy reference.
New York Times & The Learning Network
This is a great educational site devoted to bringing you
lesson plans from grades K-12, including "Can You Haiku" for grades 3-5, and
"Play With Words" for grades K-2.
Check out the featured links for Modern American Poetry, the American
Verse Project, and Victorian Women Writers Project.
Source: EDSITEment, Inc.
Poetry Events for
People's Poetry Week
During National Poetry Month there is a special "Young
People's Poetry Week." Sponsored
by the Children's Book Council (CBC) and initiated in 1999, this program
highlights poetry for children and young adults for the entire week. It also encourages everyone to read
poetry, enjoy poetry, or write poetry.
A large selection of poetry materials is available as well as Poetry
Source: Children's Book Council
Poetry Especially for
Poetry for Kids
This list of cool sites for kids will come in handy when
introducing them to poetry. Most
of the poems are fun, short, and very easy to read. There's comic poetry, a showplace for poetry written by
kids, and ideas for parents and teachers.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with your little tykes.
Country Public Library
Reading Level: Easy
An author of children's poetry, Kristine O'Connell George,
shares her love of the written word with her own published work and resources
for parents and teachers. Let your
little guys listen to her read poetry or check out middle school poems. Visit the "Poetry
Thinks" room for in depth thoughts and quotes about poems and their authors.
Reading Level: Easy
"Surfing the Net" with kids will guide you to the best sites
for having your children's poetry published online. You'll find online projects for K-12 classrooms, tips from
authors of poetry collections for kids, and writing contests. Don't forget the honorable mentions!
Reading Level: Moderate