Friday, March 28, 2014

April 2014 Poetry Challenge

April is Write Poetry Month.

I want to invite you and your class to join me in writing poetry.   This activity does not have to take a lot of your day.  I teach just a few forms of poetry during the month and students can usually complete a task in 5-10 minutes a day.  It's a great entry task.

Along the way they learn to use tools like dictionaries and thesauruses.  Many reluctant writers are willing to write poetry, because the forms are so short and they get hooked.

This free download is available three places:

Click here to download April 2014 Poetry Challenge at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

Click here to download April 2014 Poetry Challenge at my Teachers Notebook Store.


I have included a noun each day, five forms of poetry and a rubric I use for grading.  I will post the poems I write on Poems of Silliness: my poetry blog.

I would love to hear from classes and individuals who decide to join us.

Update June 2014: I have replaced the April 2012 & April 2013 challenges with 10 Poetry Forms.  This packet is all the same poetry lessons in one place.  To download the freebie 10 Poetry Forms from TPT, click here.  To download the freebie 10 Poetry Forms from TN, click here. April 2014 is still available and I already have plans for 2015.

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2 comments:

  1. I love teaching and reading poetry! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Bex
    Reading and Writing Redhead

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