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?
Free time Free Write - PARCC Standard - Writing - W.5.10 - 'Write routinely over shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.'
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.