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Alaska State Council on the Arts
Poetry Sites for Elementary School Kids
the Giggle Poetry site for more information on poetry contests for children
in grades 2-6. Plus, our Poetry Helpers give complete explanations of
how to write a limerick and a Newfangled Yankee Doodle poem.
Writing With Jack Prelutsky
Children's poet Jack
Prelutsky helps children turn words and ideas into descriptive and powerful
poems. Includes writing as well as ideas for revising your work. When
you complete the workshop, you can create a special edition of your poem.
Poetry Writing With Karla Kuskin
A place for you to read
about writing, think about writing, and especially for you to do some
writing of your own....
A lesson plan for celebrating
and sharing young children's poetry writing.
Poetry is a popular theme in the
elementary grades because it provides a fun way to practice literacy skills
and can be used in a variety of curriculum areas. You may choose to create
a theme for your classroom that incorporates most or all of the activities
or select just one or two to support your own curriculum needs.
A meta-site designed for elementary and middle
teachers, librarians, parents and students to preview selected WWW curriculum
related sites. Links to Forms of Poetry, Poetry in the Classroom, Selected
Poetry E-texts, Poetry Bibliographies.
This interactive site, created by the BBC (British Broadcasting
Corporation), lets students hear poetry, then create their own. Rap, Wonderwords
(helped by The Saurus), and Similes are covered in an entertaining manner.
Low and High tech versions are available.
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