April is National Poetry Month, sponsored by Academy of American Poets and other poetry organizations. Our friends at the Academy of American Poets have already shared a guest post with information on Poem in Your Pocket Day, the Dear Poet project, details on the National Poetry Month poster and more.
Now it's time for some poetry fun from ReadWriteThink. We have thirty poetry activities for you, one for each day of the month of April! If this activity sounds familiar, that's because this is our third year to celebrate National Poetry Month with a poem a day.
Check out the calendar for April below. Each day has a link to a different kind of poetry writing, either a specific poetic form, like sonnets or acrostics, or poetry focused on a particular topic, like seasonal haiku or color poems. The materials range in grade levels, but can usually be adapted for any age (even college students). Just click each day for a month full of poetry fun!
|1: Nonsense Poems||2: Acrostic Poems||3: Seasonal Haiku||4: Shape Poems||5: STEM Poems||6: Bio- Poems|
|7: Riddle Poems||8: Nursery Rhymes||9: Color Poems||10: Two- Voice Poetry||11: Headline Poems||12: Diamante Poems||13: Rebus Poems|
|14: Parody Poems||15: One-Sentence Poems||16: Name Poems||17: Magnetic Poetry||18: Letter Poems||19: Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry||20: 5Ws Poems|
|21: Free Verse||22: Alphabet Poems||23: Concrete Poems||24: Found Poems & Parallel Poems||25: Cinquain Poems||26: Limericks||27: Traditional Sonnets|
|28: Astronomy Poetry||29: Sports Poetry||30: Catalog Poems|
If you’re looking for even more poetry fun, be sure to download the Word Mover App for iPad. Students can create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.