What better way to celebrate Poetry Friday than to celebrate National Poetry Month? Helping students create their own poetry is a wonderful way to fine tune their literacy skills. The following links will take you to some wonderful free materials to use with students to help them learn how to express themselves through this ancient art form.
Classroom activities, lesson plans and web links from the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. http://www.readwritethink.org/calendar/calendar_day.asp?id=478
Online student writing workshop with Jack Prelutsky - beloved children's poet.
All poetry all the time from the Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/
Wonderful ways to celebrate National Poetry Month from the Children's Book Council
How to teach poetry to children, poems for kids, and lots of poetry activities http://www.poetryteachers.com/