Poetry Month on April, 2017: Ideas for celebrating National Poetry Month
April, 2017 is Poetry Month 2017. susangaylord.com: National Poetry Month/Getting Started April is National Poetry Month
Poetry Month started in 1996 and was began through the Academy of yankee Poets. It presently has the support of numerous other organisations such as the government, art communities, poets and academic leaders. Several nations honor this month-lengthy celebration, such as the Usa, Canada and The Uk. However, the month once the celebration happens differs between nations. Poetry Month has a number of aims including raising understanding of poetry in media and schools, encouraging individuals to read and highlighting the accomplishments of poets.People attempting to take part in Poetry Month can see poetry, write their very own poetry, buy poetry books or create a donation towards the Academy of yankee Poets. Parents and individuals employed in instruction role can encourage children being involved with Poetry Month by studying different factors of poetry inside a fun, interactive and academic way.
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.
When is national poetry month?
february becasue that black history month....
Here's a link about one group the 2nd Friday of every month. Enjoy.