I was referred to this site as a possible program to inspire a love for poetry?
Any other suggestions?
The group Walk Off the Earth did a great cover of an Adele song too. Their YouTube video for it is great!
Here are some high school level poetry resources: http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?theme=7&grade=17.
We also have an activity specifically for an out-of-school audience: http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/activities-projects/make-magnetic-poetry-30150.html
I work with English Language Learners...creating rhyme words is always a challenge, so I have 2 suggestions for help with that...one from partner - readwritethink - works for K-2 students and the other can be used by any grade level student to help them generate more advanced rhyme words.
Also, my middle school students needed some assistance with understanding sonnets...this website on sonnets can be helpful, too!
Here are a few suggestions from EDSITEment of topical poetry items of special interest today and later this month:
To Celebrate today April 18th - "Paul Revere's Ride", Longfellow's poem:
Additional ideas to celebrate The Academyof American Poets upcoming
"Poems in Your Pocket Day" (April 26th) with different grade levels
When I was reading through your ideas, two of them did not come in. The Picturing America Resource gives me something that says Jive (Oops the page can't be found.) The Edward Lear page on EDSITEment brings you to The requested page could not be found.
Thanks for sharing your Poetry Program Ideas.
Thanks much- I corrected those items. Glad to know the resources may contribute to your programs this month!
PS. For Poetry in Your Pocket Day I always fill a little basket of short poems and leave with our secretary at the front desk for staff to pick up on that morning.
I have been teaching for 11 years. The best way to inspire a love of poetry that I have encountered at the middle school level was a "March Poetry Madness" bracket system that one of our district coaches created. She created these brackets with a variety of different poems. The students in 7th grade would vote each day on their favorite from the left side of the bracket. The students in 8th grade voted from the poems on the right side. After doing this for about two weeks, we had the final winner for each grade level that were then voted on by the entire school. Many people who wouldn't have otherwise been involved were able to really read and enjoy many different poems. The students were into the "march madness" bracket concept because basketball brackets are a big thing here in NC. It was so successful that I have continued this tradtion in my classroom.