By Teachers, For Teachers
All across the nation, school, teachers, students, libraries, and families celebrate by reading, writing, and sharing poetry. Here are 15 websites that do all that and more. Share them with students on a class link page like the class Internet start page, Symbaloo, or another method you've chosen to share groups of websites with students:
From ReadWriteThink -- students learn about acrostic poetry and how to write it.
Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) helps students write cinquain poetry.
A collection of classical poems for children, ranging from fun and lively to solemn and thought-provoking.
Video of a popular Shel Silverstein poem.
Classical children's poetry, including “Tyger,” “Teddy Bear,” “Paul Revere's Ride” and more.
Americans sharing poetry they love. This includes videos of poems being read, including Frost's “Stopping by a Wood on a Snowy Evening.”
An easy-to-maneuver website with fizzy funny fuzzy poetry by Gareth Lancaster.
This collection of fun poetry also includes poetry theatre and games.
Great collection of poetry terms that students can refer to. Includes terms like blank verse, caesura, limerick and more.
A fun way to create instant poetry.
Students drag and drop from a collection of words to a canvas, name their poem, then publish to Facebook or save it to student's digital portfolio.
A great way to write this ever-popular form of poetry. Can be printed directly from the site.
One of the largest word collections I've seen. It shows how many people are playing with you. Must be saved with a screen shot.
Students write their poem and it is put to music available on the website. Can only be saved via screencast.
Step-by-step directions for writing a poem. Allows students to write haikus, free verse, limericks and more.
A funny poetry playground funny poetry playground from Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt.
Choose a title and create the poem with words that are splattered on the page.
Find words that rhyme for poetry.
Fun website that walks students through the creation of a poem in a shape. One of my students' favorites.
Poems, books, games and more.
The Griffin Poetry Prize founder, Scott Griffin, talks about the importance of poetry.
Create poetry using pieces of existing poems.
Select words, add a background, and share your poem.
What are your favorite poetry websites?
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.