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Academy of American Poets: Poems for Your Pocket

Poetry ideas keep pouring in for National Poetry Month. Tomorrow is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day. You could write your own poem to share with someone, or you could look through your poetry books to find the perfect poems to share, or you could look at the poems on this site from poets.org to see what might be interesting to you. Click on a pocket to find a poem to print out, one for you and one for a friend. There is also a series of poems for kids by poets you are sure to recognize. If you don’t find what you want here, browse through the site to find the perfect poem.Apr. 17http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/409

Writing Fix: A Traditional Haiku

Tomorrow is National Haiku Day, an important day occurring within National Poetry Month. Write some haikus today so you will be ready. This document from the fabulous site, Writing Fix, gives just a brief explanation of the basic rules for writing haikus for your students to follow. Some examples are given from the internet as well as some student samples. Elsewhere on the Writing Fix site are additional lessons for writing and using haikus to make riddles, comparing and contrasting, and for summarizing content material. Be sure to check out the ideas, and celebrate the day.

writingfix.com/PDFs/WAC_Docs/Summary_Overhead_haiku.pdf

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