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Smallgood Hearth: Celebrating National Poetry Month ~ great ideas for any day!

Smallgood Hearth: Celebrating National Poetry Month ~ great ideas for any day!

First Day of School Chalkboard Printables - print now & store for future first days for the boys.

First Day of School Free Chalkboard Printables

Yellow Bliss Road: First Day of School Chalkboard Printables. More first and last day of school picture printables. These are chalkboard. Me thinks the grade teenager might be ok with these.

5 Great Ideas for Poetry Month #weareteachers

The Teacher Report: 5 New Twists on Poetry Month

Came across this idea recently and decided to try it out on the library storytime kids as a “Build-A-Poem” activity during National Poetry Month. I labeled bunches and bunches of legos and left them out after Sunday’s storytime last weekend. It turned out to be more of a Build-A-Verse than the Build-A-Poem activity I had intended it to be, but even so it was all good fun.

How fun is this idea to try it out on the library storytime kids as a “Build-A-Poem” activity.

Let the library help you prepare for National Poetry Month in April. Start with "How To Read A Poem"  by Edward Hirsch. You can find my favorite poem of his in "The Living Fire".

Let the library help you prepare for National Poetry Month in April. Start with "How To Read A Poem" by Edward Hirsch. You can find my favorite poem of his in "The Living Fire".

Incorporate opportunities for collaborative writing in your classroom by using collaborative poetry. Students will first write individually from a character's perspective and then work together as a group to create a communal piece of writing.

Collaborative Poetry: Bring Students' Voices Together Through Group Writing

Collaborative poetry is a good way to get your students to have some fun with poetry.

Essential Poetry Books for kids

Poetry Books for Kids - The Pleasantest Thing

We enjoy reading poems for kids. In fact, I choose & Pleasantest Thing& as the name of my site based on Robert Louis Stevenson& The Swing. put together a book list of poetry for kids that I know you will love.

Poetry Party in the Library! Ideas to celebrate Poem in your Pocket Day and Poetry month.

Poetry Party in the Library! Ideas to celebrate Poem in your Pocket Day and Poetry month.

idea... write "I Wish" poems then take pictures like we are blowing a dandelion.

cute "i wish" writing activity. Take photos of children pretending to blow dandelion, then use art project of yarn and sticks for actual dandelion. so cute for poetry unit :) spring bulletin board

Hello Literacy: Hello Literacy Says Hello National Poetry Month!

April National Poetry Month Whisper phones let graders actually hear the cadence and rhythm of a poem that they might not hear reading silently in their heads.

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