By Teachers, For Teachers
April is National Poetry Month!
Launched in 1996 as a way to increase appreciation of poetry and poets, National Poetry Month is celebrated in April in both the United States and Canada (Britain celebrates it in October).
This Video Writing Prompt will help students learn more about different types of poetry, discover the country’s poet laureate, and improve their writing skills.
Poetry has a long history and the art form varies across cultures. Have students research the origin of poetry and the different types of forms poems can take. Then, ask them to answer the following questions
The U.S Poet Laureates is a poet officially appointed by the U.S. Library of Congress. They are responsible for overseeing a series of poetry readings and lectures at the library. Have students research the topic and ask them to answer the following questions:
Poetry comes in many forms…even song lyrics can be considered poetic! Have students pick a song they think could also be interpreted as a poem. Then, ask them to: