Monday, March 29, 2010

Poetry Links!

Did you know that April 29th is "Poem in Your Pocket Day?"

I love this idea of finding a favorite poem, carrying it around and sharing it whenever you can.   What a great way to spark the love of words and rhythm of poetry in others!!

In honor of preparing for that day, some resources:

Writer's Almanac Poem of the Day:  Sign up to get a daily email with a poem - what a great way to start your day!! (Via Choice Literacy)

30 Days, 30 Poets: A new, previously unpublished poem for every day in April!! (Via Choice Literacy)

Playable Poems: "These three poems are not just interactive, they are games. You play them by trying different things until you find one of the "endings". Each of these games has multiple endings, and some of the endings are not easy to find. This creates a challenge and an incentive to overcome that challenge."

Magnetic Poetry for Kids: Yup - online! If you have an interactive whiteboard - think of all the fun!!

Poetic Table of the Elements: Poetry + Science = Who Knew??

And of course, two of my favorite books related to poetry.  First, for kids "Gooney Bird is So Absurd" (Love this line from Mrs. Pidgeon "Poetry is not to be judged. You just savor it.")  and for adults "Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach" (one of my coffee table books for inspiration!)

Feel free to see other things I have "tagged" related to poetry at my delicious account!! And be sure to share what your favorite poem is on April 29th!

1 comment:

Gregory K. said...

Thanks so much for the 30 Poets/30 Days shout out. And I had never seen the Poetic Table of the Elements before. Excellent! So thanks for that, too.