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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry
    Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things
    Students create acrostic poems using their names and the names of things that are important to them.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1
    April is National Poetry Month!
    Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 5
    Celebrate National Library Week!
    Students learn more about libraries as part of National Library Week.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms
    Students read sonnets, charting the poems' characteristics and using their observations to deduce traditional sonnet forms. They then write original sonnets, using a poem they have analyzed as a model.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 12
    Gary Soto, poet and children's writer, was born on this date in 1952.
    Using one of Soto's stories, students take part in share stories about their families, describe their street/neighborhood, or compose an acrostic poem using the Acrostic Poems interactive tool.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 4
    In 1928, Maya Angelou was born.
    After hearing Maya Angelou's poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," students infer information about the speaker and her feelings about America and reflect on how one's life and experiences can influence one's writing.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 30
    Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!
    Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   8 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 29
    Poet Yusef Komunyakaa was born in 1947.
    Students examine imagery in the work of Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 13
    Seamus Heaney was born on this day in 1939.
    Students focus on the figurative language in Heaney's poem, "Digging," and discuss the speaker's attitude, and how metaphor, simile, and image contribute to the poem.