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The LibraryFox: April is National Poetry Month!

FREE! Color Poems from Mary Bauer on - - Included are some patterns for writing poems about color using metaphors and similes. I have included several examples that I have written.

FREE Poetry Terms / Figurative Language Reference Sheet

I have this on a shirt. I always forget when people start talking to me then interrupt themselves to laugh.

A Classroom Poetry Peek into how one first grade teacher and her class celebrate poetry with a Poet-Tree along with a poem about a "Worm's Wish." From The Poem Farm, a site full of poems and poem mini lessons and poetry ideas - www.poemfarm.amyl...

poetry books that model reading and language concepts

Come on over and check out my post about teaching deeper, more critical thinking and reading by using poetry. I walk you through my lesson and even link you to a great freebie that lays it all out for you! Hope you enjoy it!

Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher is one of my favorite books for teaching poetry! You can read a short review on this page where you'll also find free poetry teaching resources. Enjoy!