Friday, March 21, 2008

Gearing Up for National Poetry Month 2008

Edited to Add: Here's is a link to my updated list of resources for National Poetry Month, which I posted on March 3, 2009.
Resources for National Poetry Month

Here’s an updated version of a Blue Rose Girls blog I posted for National Poetry Month last year. It includes links to websites with poetry resources for children, teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone else who happens to be a poetry lover like me.



Celebrate Poetry…all year long!: Find some great poetry ideas for teachers from award-winning poet Kristine O’Connell George

Favorite Poem Project’s Poetry Lesson Plans and Projects: Find ideas for poetry activities developed by teachers who participated in the Summer Poetry Institutes for Teachers, which were sponsored by Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project and the Boston University School of Education.

Representative Poetry Online from the University of Toronto: This site includes more than 3,000 English poems by 500 poets, a glossary of poetic terms, and a link to the Canadian Poetry website.

Teach Now! National Poetry Month (From Scholastic): Here you will find a wealth of poetry ideas and resources under the following headings: Poems and Classroom Activities, Poetry Writing Workshops and Events, and Poetry Resources.

Poetry Resources: Tricia Stohr-Hunt provides links to more than two dozen websites with poetry resources at Open Wide, Look Inside, her blog about using poetry and children’s literature across the curriculum.

April Is National Poetry Month! (From Read Write Think): Includes links to poetry lesson plans and other resources.

Tips for Teachers from the Academy of American Poets: Includes creative suggestions for helping to make poetry a more integral part of school life during April and throughout the year.

From the Yale New Haven Teacher Institute: Three Entire Curriculum Units for Teachers

From the Children’s Book Council


From the Children’s Book Council: Lists of Children’s Poetry Books from 1999 to the Present


From the Children’s Book Council

Good Poetry for Trying Out Loud by Sylvia M. Vardell, Ph. D. (Sylvia served on the Cybils poetry-nominating panel. Visit her blog Poetry for Children.)

From The Horn Book Website: The following articles appeared in the May/June 2005 Horn Book Magazine Special Issue: Poets & Poetry.

I highly recommend ordering the May/June 2005 issue of The Horn Book Magazine. It not only includes articles about poetry—it also has poems written by Douglas Florian, Mary Ann Hoberman, Eloise Greenfield, Nikki Grimes, George Ella Lyon, Marilyn Nelson, David Greenberg, Kristine O’Connell George, Ron Koertge, Paul B. Janeczko, Marilyn Singer, Walter Dean Myers, Alice Schertle, Constance Levy, Betsy Hearne, Karla Kuskin, Jane Yolen, Janet Wong. It’s like a mini poetry anthology for children.



The Academy of American Poets

I'm doing the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. Leave a brief note and the URL of your poetry post here.


Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic resource! I'm putting a link to your site in my next Children's Book News Email, which will come out the beginning of April. Thanks for a great post!

Anonymous said...

Thought you might want to let your readers see/know about this poetry station/center I created for my fourth grade classroom. If they leave their email address for me as a comment in the post, I'm happy to send them all of the items contained in this center.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Elaine, thank you for these wonderful resources, and especially thank you for including me on the websites list. That's heady company I'm keeping there!

Thank you.

Elaine Magliaro said...


Thanks for helping to spread the word about poetry.


Love your poetry station! Maybe sometime next week, I'll have time to write up a post about it. Would you mind if I copied and pasted a picture of it? I'll link my post to yours.


I thought your website deserved a place among the others.

Sara said...

I love that Horn Book issue, and refuse to give it away. Thank you for all the work that went into posting this list. I feel well-girded for April now!

Elaine Magliaro said...


Preparing the post was a labor of love.

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