Thursday, April 8, 2010

April is Poetry Month

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too
by Shel Silverstein

Poetry is everywhere!

Naomi Shihab Nye recites One Boy Told Me, a found poem created from the things her son said to her. Perhaps this will inspire you to take out your writer's notebook and record some of those funny and interesting things your students say!

Celebrate Poetry Month with some Concrete Poems

And be sure to check in with GottaBook Blog for a new poem each day in April!

And for even more ideas, check out 30 Ways to Celebrate from
Here's one suggestion I really like:

Put poetry in an unexpected place
"Books should be brought to the doorstep like electricity, or like milk in England: they should be considered utilities."