Award-winning poet Hope Anita Smith discusses her latest collection, My Daddy Rules the World, a joyful tribute to fatherhood.
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Just in time for April, here are two titles that are perfect for both National Poetry Month and Earth Day–related lessons.
Margarita Engle’s moving exploration of Latinx in U.S. history, Nikki Grimes’s tribute to the Harlem Renaissance, and other works of poetry to share with tweens.
Kwame Alexander honors beloved poets; Chris Raschka illustrates Keats; and Marilyn Singer dances the salsa in Feel the Beat.
What better way to celebrate April’s National Poetry Month than to incorporate these wonderful tech tools at teens’ disposal?
These recently published poetry offerings will captivate students with their enchanting blend of eloquent words and eye-grabbing images.
Librarian Abbe Klebanoff shares tips and suggestions for organizing a teen poetry slam event during National Poetry Month and beyond.
Nineteen titles chosen by the National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children Award Committee.
Recovered! After a transition to a new CMS a few years back, we lost some of our multimedia files. Here’s what remains from a trove of readings School Library Journal recorded in 2007 for National Poetry Month.
Colorado teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares a curated list of fun (and educational) apps and resources for teens celebrating National Poetry Month.
If you cling April because it is National Poetry Month, here’s an activity to make the last week a special one. You can use it to create a spontaneous slam. This week, The New York Times allows you to uncover poetry in prose. This blackout poetry activity, popularized by writer/artist Austin Kleon, encourages readers to […]
In honor of National Poetry Month, The Academy of American Poets have launched Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites students in grades 3-12 to write poems in response to those shared by some of the award-winning poets, like Juan Felipe Herrera, Arthur Sze, and Anne Waldeman.
What do Tina Fey and Meryl Streep have in common with 2013 National Student Poets winner Michaela Coplen? For one, they will all be on stage April 24 at NYC’s Lincoln Center at the Poetry & the Creative Mind Gala to celebrate April’s National Poetry Month. Find out more.
April is National Poetry Month, and SLJ has compiled a list of tools and creative ideas for celebrating. From poetry slam best practices to Common Core curriculum connections, this roundup is chock-full of ways to approach the poetic form with kids all year long.
April is National Poetry Month, and unlike short stories, poetry is one form of literature that I, at least, have never had trouble getting teens interested in. Every April (except this one–my library is doing some construction) I try to hold at least one poetry event–an open mic, or a poetry slam–and they tend to […]