April is National Poetry Month  

” 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.

Activities
National Poetry Month Quiz  (w/ answer key)
Poetry Read-a-Thon for Students

Listen to Poems
National Poetry Month Podcast
The Poetry Archive (with resources for teachers and students)

Visual Poems 
Student Interactive – Literary Graffiti 

Lesson Plans
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)

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