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Can You Write 30 Poems for National Poetry Month?

tengrrl Posted by tengrrl in Reading & Language Arts on Mar 31, 2013 4:12:50 AM

Poet-Tree.jpgApril 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 Poems2: Acrostic Poems 3: Seasonal Haiku4: Shape Poems5: STEM Poems 6: Bio- Poems
7: Riddle Poems 8: Nursery Rhymes9: Color Poems10: Two- Voice Poetry11: Headline Poems12: Diamante Poems13: Rebus Poems
14: Parody Poems15: One-Sentence Poems16: Name Poems17: Magnetic Poetry18: Letter Poems19: Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry20: 5Ws Poems
21: Free Verse22: Alphabet Poems23: Concrete Poems24: Found Poems & Parallel Poems25: Cinquain Poems 26: Limericks27: Traditional Sonnets
28: Astronomy Poetry29: Sports Poetry30: 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.



[Photo: 106/365: Poet-tree by LibAmanda, on Flickr]


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