Poetry Resources so You Can Share Poetry All Year Round

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Are you looking for some poetry resources to share in April, which is National Poetry Month? Well, I have some ideas for you, but you do not need to save poetry for just April! Use these ideas all year round!

Poetry Books for the Classroom

I love reading poetry aloud and having poetry books available for children to use during free reading time! I have shared poems from all of these books (pictured below) with second graders. I also found out earlier in my teaching career that a lot of students are not familiar with nursery rhymes/Mother Goose rhymes, so I always carefully choose some to share with students. As an adult in 2020, you might notice some nursery rhymes are a little creepy and problematic, so be sure to read in advance before you choose some to share!

Poetry Writing and Publishing

Poetry Writing Freebie

I have a poetry freebie for you at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. You can grab it here, and it will help you teach pyramid poems to 2nd-5th graders. For this type of poem, students need a good grasp of parts of speech. I always brainstormed and displayed an A-Z list of adverbs for my second graders, but with older students, you may not need to. Enjoy, and if you have a few moments, please leave some feedback! 
Image of pages from Pyramid Poetry freebie

Poetry Books

Have your students put the poems they wrote into a notebook. I would buy the blank student books from the Target Dollar Stores. My students would type their poems into Google Drive, I would help edit them, we'd print them out and glue them in. Students would also illustrate the poems and then we'd invite their parents in for a special poetry sharing event! It was a blast and they had a keepsake to take home. A colleague did something similar but students put their books together using Book Creator!
girl writing on notepad
image courtesy of Pixabay

Online Resources for More Poems

Teachers Pay Teachers goodies;
Poem of the week from Create Dream Explore
Poetry Freebie from Mary Lirette

What is your favorite way of incorporating poetry resources into your classroom? Comment and let me know!

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