Thursday, April 8, 2010
In April 2003, my then six year old daughter Brynne wrote her first poem. I've been carrying it around ever since, charmed by the invented spelling, rhythm and emotion it holds. Here it is, accessible to the world for the very first time. Unedited.
I love Sping!
its My favrit
thing You no.
I Love you."
In 1996, the Academy of American Poets instituted the month of April as National Poetry Month. Each year, educators recognize the uniqueness that is poetry, and celebrate the place it holds in our culture. No matter what the age of your students, no matter what subject you teach, there's always a way to share a poem. Take a look at these online resources.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Poem Flow for iPhones
Request a FREE Poetry Month Poster!
Instructional ideas from Scholastic
Lesson plans from ReadWriteThink
Listen to a poem-a-day from NCTE
Deep down, you're a poet. And you know it.