National Poetry Month on April, 2018: Ideas for celebrating National Poetry Month

April, 2018 is National Poetry Month 2018. National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

National Poetry Month: The

National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

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Ideas for celebrating National Poetry Month??

I like the idea of the poetry reading. Also think it'd be great to create a poetry book for the class, grade or school. I still have one we put together when I was in 6th grade!

Any local poets that might be able to do something with the kids? Or maybe you can get parents involved - the kids ask their parents what their favorites were. They bring them in and some of the parents will probably even read them.

Maybe, if you have a sponge activity, you give the kids the start of a poem everyday and they have to complete it.

Do you have a daily in-house TV? Announcements? You could do one there. Or give the kids a word and everyone writes a rhyming word on a piece of paper and puts it in a box at lunch time. Draw one out per day and share it, and give the kid something. You could end up writing a poem, doing a sentence per day.

Who is the poet that wrote so many mixed up poems, like runny babbit instead of bunny rabbit. I can not think of his name, but if you have someone that can read those, you may have kids and adults crying!

I also really like Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. It follows a boy through the process of creating a poem. It also introduces students to a lot of different types.

What about all the places you see poetry? Examples galore! Songs, jingles, greeting cards...see how widespread it is! Okay, I'm getting carried away now.

What are some ways to celebrate National Poetry Month?

What are some ways to celebrate National Poetry Month?

Have a poetry contest at school. Have people submit their original poems and have judges vote on them. Then give a gift card or something to the winner.

In honor on national poetry month!?

In honor on national poetry month!?

YOU

are a very special rose like no other rose

A ROSE

made from pure ice in a garden of flames

A FLAME

glowing with dark wishes through walls of dangerously happy thoughts

A THOUGHT

that with all my existence i want to carry u in my arms

MY ARMS

are hesitating with love and fear as YOU might melt in my hands

Agoda
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