Since April is poetry month, here are some fun resources to bring into your classroom to get your students excited about poetry!
Shel Silverstein's website has activities for kids and a teacher/parent section with ideas, lessons, activities, and more.
This blog post has hands-on project ideas that are creative and unique- like this newspaper blackout poem.
Squidoo also put together a list of 12 of the best poetry websites for kids- all of which are interactive and free! They look like so much fun!
Pict-Lits is also a very cool site. It is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords they provide in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture- but that "right" place is all up to you! Below is an example pict-lit and what it looks like when you are creating your own.