” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both; and be one traveler, long I stood; and looked down one as far as I could….” Robert Frost isn’t the only poet we’ll be celebrating this month.
Edna St. Vincent Millay asked, “To what purpose, April, do you return again?” Inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month(February) and Women’s History Month (March), and on the advice of educators across the country, the Academy of American Poets selected April as the best time of year to turn attention toward the art of poetry.
- 30 Ways to Celebrate
- A Poem a Day for American High Schools
- National Poetry Month Posters
- Tips for Teachers
- Flash: Tickets available for LA-based teen poetry slam!
The Classic Slam is an LA-wide teen poetry competition where high school students face off to “slam” classic poems. Reserve your tickets now for the classic slam final on April 23 at the Orpheum Theater.
Student Interactive – Literary Graffiti
Poetry Slam, PowerPoint Style
The Poetry Archive – Lesson plans & activities
Poets.org – Curriculum & lesson plans
Read Write Think – Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things (K-2)