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April is National Poetry Month

March 30, 2012

Post updated April 1, 2015.Large-Blue-RGB-National-Poetry-Month-Logo

Poems are like messages in a bottle sent out with little hope of finding a recipient. Those of us who find and read poems become their unknown addresses.

From How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry)

by Edward Hirsch Poetry Foundation

As I prepared for today’s post, I again realized I am not as poetic as I would like. I am not as comfortable as I would like to be in my appreciation or teaching of poetry. I know that it is an essential part of who we are. It tells our histories, our dreams, and our secret aspirations, but most importantly it is a creative tool to communicate all of the above.

While we hope that poetry is appreciated in your classroom throughout the year, April is a reminder that our children deserve an opportunity to learn to love poetry.

Have a great day!


Resources for Teaching and Appreciating Poetry

Please share with us the ways you teach poetry in your classroom. Comments are welcome.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2014 9:54 am

    Reblogged this on From Surviving to Thriving and commented:

    It’s almost April. Check out this list of resources for all grades and have fun.



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