Inland Empire Reading Council

A book is a gift you can open again and again. 
—Garrison Keillor

Poetry: The Magical Gift of Words

Presented by:

Shirley Wible and Bev Siddons

Poetry Resources

 

Useful resource for poems, articles and essays, and a glossary of poetic terms.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/articles

 

Information about National Poetry Month, plus "For Educators"

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41

 

Videos of various poets reading their own poetry

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/poetryeverywhere/

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/video?show=poetry%20eve

Resources for parents and teachers

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/children/

Locate a favorite poem or poet: http://poemhunter.com/

 

Lesson Plans, Contests and Publishing

Website features places to publish children's poetry as well as a list of contests:

http://www.fivestarpublications.com/kidscanpublish/contests.html

 

Writing contest for children: https://sites.google.com/site/potluckmagazine/

 

A wealth of information about contest, grants, plus writing opportunities:

http://www.weareteachers.com/lessons-resources/writing-across-the-curriculum

 

A free lesson on digging into deeper thinking about poetry

http://www.weareteachers.com/product/common-core-lesson-teaching-deeper-thinking-wi7th-poetry-536625

 

Poetry contest for 7th graders: https://www.facebook.com/7thGradePoetry?hc_location=stream