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Write a Poem a Day for National Poetry Month

tengrrl Posted by tengrrl in Reading & Language Arts on Mar 31, 2011 9:29:23 AM

Magnetic Fridge PoetryApril is National Poetry Month, sponsored by Academy of American Poets and other poetry organizations. ReadWriteThink includes links to poetry lesson plans, websites, and classroom activities on the calendar entry for April 1.

 

I wondered, however, if we had enough resources on the site to write a different kind of poetry every day. I began with student interactives and then hit the site’s search engine to come up with the list below.

 

Each day has a link to a different kind of poetry writing, either a specific poetic form, like sonnets or acrostics, or poetry focused on a particular topic, like seasonal haiku or color poems. The materials range in grade levels, but could usually be adapted for any age (even college students).

 

So here’s the challenge for you and students: I found a different poem for every day of the month. How many different poems can you write?

 

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat





1:

Acrostic Poems
2: Seasonal Haiku

3:

Nonsense Poems

4:

Catalog Poems

5:

Bio- Poems

6:

I-Am Poems

7:

Shape Poems
8: Riddle Poems
9: Nursery Rhymes

10:

Color Poems
11: Two- Voice Poetry
12: Headline Poems

13:

Diamante Poems

14:

Rebus Poems
15: Parody Poems

16:

One-Sentence Poems

17:

Name Poem

18:

Magnetic Poetry
19: Letter Poem Creator
20: Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry
21: 5Ws Poems
22: Free Verse

23:

Alphabet Poems

24:

Concrete Poem

25:

Found Poems & Parallel Poems

26:

Cinquain Poems
27: Limericks
28: Traditional Sonnets
29: Astronomy Poetry

30:

Sports Poetry

 

 

—Traci Gardner

 

[Photo: Magnetic Fridge Poetry by Minimalist Photography, on Flickr]

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