Did you know that next month is the official POETRY MONTH? What a great way to really focus on writing and studying poetry. National poetry month was started by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 as an effort to get kids interested in writing poetry. As we all know…the study of literature in any form is always good. Recently we have even been studying spelling with alphabetical order worksheets. It’s great to incorporate a love of language in all your homeschooling subjects. I love all the great inspiring articles that float around the web during this time of year. In fact, I’d love to share them with you – in hopes that it inspires you as well. So, without further adieu here are some great suggestions for getting your kiddos writing poetry in the month of April and beyond!
1) Inspiration can be found at the Scholastic site…
2)Great resources are found at the Academy of American Poets website.
3)I love this – 30 ways to celebrate!
4)Education world has some great ideas!
5) Here’s a lesson plan to help you formulate your own National Poetry Day plans!