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April is National Poetry Month

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Edna St. Vincent Millay asked, "To what purpose, April, do you return again?" Inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March), and on the advice of educators across the country, the Academy of American Poets selected April as the best time of year to turn attention toward the art of poetry.

    Recommended Reading List:
    Poetry for Preschoolers
    Poetry for Beginning Readers
    Poetry for Pre-Teens
    Poetry for Independent Readers

    Activities
    National Poetry Month Quiz  (w/ answer key)
    Poetry Read-a-Thon for Students

    Listen to Poems
    National Poetry Month Podcast 
    The Poetry Archive (with resources for teachers and students)

    Visual Poems
    Free Verse Photo Project
    Student Interactive - Literary Graffiti

    Lesson Plans
    Poetry Slam, PowerPoint Style
    The Poetry Archive - Lesson plans & activities
    Poets.org - Curriculum & lesson plans
    Read Write Think - Acrostic Poems: All About Me and My Favorite Things (K-2)

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