Wednesday, February 9, 2011
NPM 2011 Poster
Making plans for celebrating National Poetry Month at your school, store, or home?
Teachers, librarians, and booksellers, if you'd like a free National Poetry Month poster, order it here.
Anyone can download a free pdf of the poster here.
One thing I've done with the PTA at my kids' schools is to have a Poetry in the Halls program during April. We print out oversized copies of works by published poets, get them laminated, and hang them in the school hallways. Some years we've had forms for kids to respond to the poems and offered prizes (both just for participating and for writing exceptional responses). One year kids also read poems over the morning announcements. Kids who like to act can do an especially wonderful job with that.
More ideas in some older posts.