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20+ Ideas and Resources for Learning with Poetry

20+ Ideas and Resources for Learning with Poetry

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost

April is National Poetry month. Poetry is a great way to inspire your learners to be creative and imaginative with a topic. You can introduce a topic with a poem or have your students write poems where they explore various topics. Writing poetry can be difficult for students; therefore, you might want to get your learners to start writing haikus, limericks, or shape poems. Below, are resources and ideas for helping your students learn with poetry and write poetry. Start off with haikus or shorter poems that are easier for all students to create. Get them excited about animating their poems with digital tools and apps. See the slide presentation, Learning with Poetry, and the bookmarks below for more ideas and resources.

Learning with Poetry: Activities and Resources from Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Challenge: Try one of these resources to get students interested in learning and creating with poetry.


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Poetry, by shellyterrell

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