Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on Twitter using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
from " Eating Poetry" by Mark Strand The following is a selection of poems kids love. For more, sign up to receive our free email series Teach This Poem, which features one poem a week from our online poetry collection, accompanied by interdisciplinary resources and activities designed to help teachers quickly and easily bring poetry into the classroom.
Lesson Plan Easy, fun ways to spark students' imaginations Fun, ready-to-print poetry activities are the perfect tools to bring words to life. Use these reproducibles to teach new concepts, reinforce past lessons, and inspire creativity. Poetry With a Twist (PDF) - Grades 3-Up Starting with a distinct shape, students build a poem by brainstorming words, feelings, and activities associated with that shape.
Share a poem with everyone you meet on Poem in Your Pocket Day! As part of New York City's celebration of National Poetry Month, residents have participated in Poem in Your Pocket Day since 2002. The movement went national in 2008. Here are some ways to have fun on this special day during National Poetry Month, suggested ...
The fabulous Poem in Your Pocket Day is just around the corner! "The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends [on Poem in Your Pocket Day]."
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