Poetry Resources

http://mgfx.com/kidlit/kids/artlit/poetry/index.htm submit a poem and also read other people's poemsactive

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/flash_pie.htmThis neat machine helps you create poems in Haiku, limerik, cinquain, and free verseactive

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/poetry.htm This site has several links to interactive games that teach poetry making - Acrostic Poem Creator, Shape Poem Creator, Rhyming Couplet, Noisy Poems, Rhyming Words Game.active

http://www.favoritepoem.org/favoritepoem/videos.html This site has people videoed reading their favorite poem active

http://www.barkingspiderspoetry.com/ a wonderful site by the author, C.J. Heck - She had placed many of her poems and stories online. Some of them she reads aloud. The site takes awhile to load, but it is worth it!! active

http://www.tvokids.com/games/timewarptrio Use this whiteboard and words to create poemsactive

http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=33 Found Poems/Parallel Poems: great lesson plan of how to do this - online interactive samples active

http://www.onlinepoetryclassroom.org/what/GreatPoemsToTeach.cfm?prmPageID=16 Great Poems To Teach: Compiled by Teachers & Writers Collaborative (TWC), this list contains 341 poems submitted by teachers who participated in a workshop organized by TWC. Selected for participation by C. K. Williams, teachers applying to the workshop were asked to supply a list of poems which they had successfully taught in high school English and Language Arts

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html This site has online poetry for many elementary subjects

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/listenandwrite/home.htm Listen and Write: Interactive audio pages help students create, write, and submit poems with this online exercise. They will learn all about rhyming and similes while practicing both creative writing and keyboarding skills - you need Real Player in order to hear it.active

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/ This is an enormous resource with a huge number of poems available, searchable by author, title, and keyword.

http://www.surfnetkids.com/pubpoem.htmThis site has a list of sites that publish children's poetry active

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/acrostic-poems-30045.htmlMake an Acrostic poem online - this tool makes it easy!!! active

http://netpoets.com/learning/index.htm Learn to Write Better Poetry is a site that is devoted to the poet inside everyone. This site is loaded with resources - a must see site!!.

http://www.poetryexpress.org/ Poetry Express: 15 Poems You Can Write Now is a great resource for teachers looking for poetry activities. Most of the activities had good examples for students, while leaving room for creativity spirit. The area for Sharing gives ideas for conversation starters when talking about poetry. They also have links to YouTube videos with poetry. active

http://kidpub.org/kidpub/ Students can publish their work here. They can also read stories and poems from other students. active

http://www.poetry4kids.com/modules.php?name=Games&op=display_game&game=WordMagnets on line whiteboard magnetic words for poetryactive

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/shape-poems-30044.htmlShape Poem Tool - Create your own poem using the prompts in this tool. Choose which shape you want to use from a large selectionactive

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/diamante-poems-30053.html Create Diamonte Poems onlinehttp://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/diamante-poems-30053.html active

http://www.poetry4kids.com/ Poems by Kenn Nesbit - lots of funny poems, and many more interesting poetry sections.

http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/LanguageArts.html Poems by You About You:  Great for the start of school--students will create their own poems about themselves, using the template, and showing who they are and what they are about. They can create accompanying art projects such as dioramas or collages. Scroll down for more "About Me" ideas, such as writing letters, book interviews instead of book reports, autobios, bottled notes, and more.

http://www.favoritepoem.org/ Favorite Poem Project: This site aims to create for the Library of Congress a multimedia archive of 1,000 Americans of all ages and social backgrounds reading aloud their favorite poem. At the site, users can read about the Project's history and future, listen to and read selected poems, learn about the people who have submitted poems, and find out how they can submit their own favorite poem. The site will continue to expand with more readings, message boards, and a teachers' section.

http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/ Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for high school students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year.

http://teachervision.com/tv/theme/Poetry%20Month?egs040202 From heroic couplets to haikus, you will find a variety of lessons in their expanded Poetry Month feature. Teach a literary term each day with the April calendar, show students where they can publish their poetry, or read selections from Emily Dickinson. A "must see" site!active

http://www.rhymezone.com/ Semantic Rhyming Dictionary - What can I do with the rhyming dictionary? You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards, witticisms, and more. You can find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word.active

http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/funnypoems-sw.htm Poem Machine: active

http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/funnypoems-wm.htm Virtual Poetry: use the online magnetic board to create your own poetry. active

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/ Giggle Poetry - Bruce Lansky's books are among America's best-selling children's poetry books, with more than 500,000 copies in print. His site not only includes a large archive of funny poems (from Lansky and other Meadowbrook Press poets), it also has fill-in-the-blank poetry activities, advice for would-be poets, and poems to grade (which ones are good enough to be published?) active

http://www.veeceet.com/ Poetry and verse for kids. Ogden Nash poems about bugs and animals that students can imitate for Earth Day. Visit the Garden of Songs for nursery rhymes and songs for fun.

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