Whether you are starting a poetry unit or want to integrate poetry into your curriculum all year long, here are some ideas to make poetry fun and meaningful for your students.

Whether you are starting a poetry unit or want to integrate poetry into your curriculum all year long, here are some ideas to make poetry fun and meaningful for your students.

National Poetry Month idea?  Have a container full of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) and also residents to mix and match them.  They could be hung by pins or Velcro.  Perhaps once a week residents could vote for their favorite poem?

National Poetry Month idea? Have a container full of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) and also residents to mix and match them. They could be hung by pins or Velcro. Perhaps once a week residents could vote for their favorite poem?

Passive programming for YA section. Pages from weeded books and Sharpies. Participants create poetry by leaving select words visible and blacking out the rest.

Passive programming for YA section. Pages from weeded books and Sharpies. Participants create poetry by leaving select words visible and blacking out the rest.

Book spine poetry contest at SEJH School Library in Iowa City, Iowa -- love the handout and the incorporation of tweeting. I would lov to do his with the schools!

Book spine poetry contest at SEJH School Library in Iowa City, Iowa -- love the handout and the incorporation of tweeting. I would lov to do his with the schools!

April is National Poetry Month! There are so many ways to celebrate.... Read a poem at an open mic night or attend a poetry reading. Put a poem on the pavement: use sidewalk chalk! Put poetry in an...

April is National Poetry Month! There are so many ways to celebrate.... Read a poem at an open mic night or attend a poetry reading. Put a poem on the pavement: use sidewalk chalk! Put poetry in an...

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year

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