This week I decided once again to spotlight poetry resources! With so many educators celebrating National Poetry Month the twittersphere has been brimming with incredible resources. As I clicked through links, read lesson plans, and played interactive games I was reminded how powerful poetry can be in encouraging students to write AND learn new vocabulary words!
We're all familiar with the wonderful works and words of Shel Silverstein, but have you taken advantage of his Ingenious Ideas for Teachers and Parents?
The Teaching Channel has hundreds of amazing videos for educators! Check out their poetry videos for inspirations and ideas.
Finally, The Childrens Poetry Archive is a great resource for classroom activities and discussions. Dedicated to bringing the sound of words alive, The Poetry Archive is a place where everyone can listen to poems.