Calling All Poets.....It is National Poetry Month. Poets.org has complied a list of celebration ideas that you can use in your classroom. What I love about poetry is that there is always time for it in the classroom! You can use it to teach so many different concepts. The difficulty is laying your hands on it when you need it. You will find a great list of websites here. You can find examples of different poems with links here. This is a great lesson plan for grades 3-5! Scholastic has a page for National Poetry Month.
Don't miss Dr. Maya Angelou's responses on this page! She gives insightful answers to important personal and cultural questions about her poetic inspirations, the importance of commitment to community, and more.