World Poetry Day is March 21. National Poetry Month is held every April. This spring plan on celebrating poetry with your students and discuss the role it plays in literature and in our culture. When working on your poetry unit this year, teachers will find lesson plans, handouts, interactives, and additional resources here in Thinkfinity’s ReadWriteThink site. Students can create Acrostic, Diamante, and Shape poems using interactives within the Verizon Thinkfinity site. A sample of what you will find includes "Walk with Thoreau" and a Peer editing check list. You will find more suggestions at EDSITEment!
Another resource, Poetry 180, is designed to help make it easy for high school students to read or hear a poem a day for the school year.