Poetry Month Edition
In the “Writing I Spy Riddle Rhymes with Jean Marzollo” activity (grades 2–5), the author leads students on a poetry-writing journey with her riddle-writing style from the award-winning I Spy series. Using models of her published riddles and photographs from her books, Ms. Marzollo turns a complex writing style into a simple format that young students can copy and extend.
The National Schools Project, initiated in 1994, is designed to share our youth’s talents with others, supply a national audience for student writing, and provide a publishing opportunity for young poets. Schools around the nation are invited to participate in the project by submitting their students’ most creative poetry.
On this site, you’ll find a wide selection of poetry lesson plans and activities covering the whole spectrum of key stages, and exploring many themes and forms of poetry. Each resource has been created by our team of poet-educators and poetry-passionate teachers; all with extensive experience of encouraging an enthusiasm for poetry in the classroom.
Have you marked a great poem or composition this year? Young Writers of Canada Creative Writing Contest has extended the deadline in the 2017 Young Writers Creative Writing Contest to April 15. Click the image above for details.
Eight interactive poetry writing activities from ReadWriteThink: Acrostic, diamante, Haiku, Letter Poem, Line Break Explorer, Riddles, Theme poems & Word Mover.
Poetry lesson plans from Scholastic for Kindergarten to Grade 8.