Thursday, March 28, 2019

Poetry for your halls!


Poetry Monster is ready

National Poetry Month is coming! I'm starting early :-)

In the past I've featured fictional characters' favorite poems and poems about imaginary places. This year, I'm offering FREE poetry printables.

Kicking things off is a pdf for Poetry in the Halls featuring poems by Linda Baie, Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, Robyn Hood Black, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Matt Forrest Esenwine, Charles Ghigna, Mary Lee Hahn, Michelle Kogan, Irene Latham, JoAnn Early Macken, Diane Mayr, O.V. Michaelsen, Heidi Mordhorst, Christina Rossetti, Masaoka Shiki, and me.

Print out these ledger-sized poems and put them up in your school hallways, library, or other poetry-inviting place! Laminate them if you can :-) Came back later to say: Just saw them mounted on colored construction paper and they look great that way, too!


Addendum: I forgot that I have a Poetry in the Halls response form! I've been coordinating this program in various elementary, middle, and high schools for maybe a dozen years now and some years we had prizes for responses. You might want to have the kids respond without giving prizes. Here's the link to the form. (If you want the doc. file so you can change it, email me.)

Carol's Corner has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Carol!

13 comments:

Diane Mayr said...

A nice variety of short poems. I'll be sharing the link! Thanks, Tabatha!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Such a helpful project, T, and you picked out some terrific poems! (Thank you for including mine!) I also must say, Poetry Monster is looking mysterious and rather dashing in his shades and NPM attire!

KatApel - katswhiskers.wordpress.com said...

Wow! What a fabulous printable collection! I too will be sharing the link. Thank-you. :)

Michelle Kogan said...

I love that Poetry Monster, such debonair character! Does he come in a bigger version so one can read him? The poetry printables are wonderful–I'm going to take them with me to a Poetry and Art workshop I'm teaching at the Morton Grove Library next Saturday. Thanks for including my poem in your group. I was at the Poetry Foundation recently for a workshop on poetry broadsides. Your printables remind me of the broadsides, but ours (we have homework of course) have to include art and the poem is by another poet. BTW I like your last couple of posts: Versailles, Big Dreams, and Don't Give up the Fight!

Teacher Dance said...

Thanks, Tabatha.I enjoyed all the poems. What a lovely sharing you've collected. Wish I was still in the classroom but will share with my former colleagues! Thank you for including me.

Carol said...

Tabatha- Thanks so much! I'm definitely printing these out and putting them up at my school next week! I hope the upcoming week will be much sunnier for you! Sending hugs and daffodils! Carol

Mitchell Linda said...

Tabatha! This is wonderful. What a lovely gift for teachers. I'm going to share this with teachers in my district right now.

Mary Lee said...

This is SUCH a great resource! Thanks for including one of my poems!

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

What a wonderful resource to share, Tabatha!

Jane @ www.raincitylibrarian.ca said...

This is so awesome!! I love the reminder that poetry doesn't just belong in dusty old books, but out in the world around us, alive and breathing and part of our everyday surroundings.

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Just got your email, so thank you! (I hope your daughter is doing ok now.) Thanks for including one of mine - I love this idea!

Catherine Flynn said...

What a terrific project, Tabatha! I love the poems you've chosen and can't wait to share them.

Jone MacCulloch said...

I love this idea. Perfecto.