I am Ida B. Wells

You may have seen the “I Am” poem generator at How to Write an “I Am” Poem. It asks for how a person feels, what they dream about, worry about, and so on and turns these responses into a complete poem. This tool will offer a fun alternative to traditional pre-writing tasks for all learners, […]

I am Ida B. Wells

You may have seen the “I Am” poem generator at How to Write an “I Am” Poem. It asks for how a person feels, what they dream about, worry about, and so on and turns these responses into a complete poem. This tool will offer a fun alternative to traditional pre-writing tasks for all learners, […]

Blackout poetry

Want to move beyond Haiku and sonnets? Try Blackout Poems! In this method, students take a page from a newspaper and search for possible words for their poem. They circle those words and color over the rest of the page with a marker. This leaves them with a smattering of words that become their creation. […]

Get your pocket poems ready

It is National Poetry Month and no matter what you teach you can celebrate by asking students to carry a poem in their pockets this Thursday. Students can either choose a poem (poets.org will be a great resource for this) or write their own.

Poetry in minutes

I have not featured Scholastic in several weeks so it’s time to draw your attention back to their outstanding activity-rich website. Today I am recommending their Poetry Idea Engine. This tool allows students to write free verse, haiku, limericks, and more in just moments with just the click of a mouse. Students simply choose the […]