I do this at the beginning of the year. the kids love it and its a great getting to know you writing sample! End of the Year Activity *Freebies*

Write a silly "Never" poem with your kids to celebrate National Poetry Month!

In the Venn diagram of my life, my “Mom” and “English teacher” lives overlapped beautifully this week when my daughter’s middle school hosted a Poetry Night. Parents were invited to join their twee...

Hands-On Poetry Activities for ALL Ages! http://www.traceeorman.com/2013/03/hands-on-poetry-activities.html

I thought this idea was rather creative. I would like to use it when covering poetry with my students.

Free covers for writer's notebooks (Color the pages or print on colored paper to divide notebook sections - content-area covers, too) Free!

Teaching With a Mountain View: The Best Anchor Chart Paper Ever & A Giveaway!

Reinforce Alliteration, discuss poetry and create a beautiful work of art! Great cross-curricular lesson plan from Creative Curriculum.

Simile poem used as basis for art project (handwritten well, illustrated, etc.)

Looking for fun activities to explore the art of poetry and use it to support language learning? Try these simple and fun activities. See more in my previous posts on poetry: ICE ICE, BABY: WRITING...

Omg this could be such a great poetry activity! Rip out pages from an old novel (pick them up cheap at used book stores) and have the students make a poem out of the words going down the page!!! Creative and fun

Free! Figurative language anchor charts/posters/cards. alliteration • hyperbole • idioms • metaphors personification • onomatopoeia • similes