POETRY WRITING RESOURCES
“Poetry is like a cat, waiting for a friendly hand and a tickle, before it meows loud.”
― Gloria D. Gonsalves
Below is an index of websites with ideas to inspire and help children write poems in different styles.
Children’s Poetry Lessons
Poetry4kids.com:the funny poetry playground of children’s author Kenn Nesbitt.
GigglePoetry: devoted to poetry for children, it inspires children to write poetry through different activities.
ReadWriteThink: provides online reading and writing activities for students including interactives for creating poems.
Poetry Foundation: an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.
Articles and Interview
Cincotipos de poemaspara la escuelaprimaria: an article in Spanish on types of poems for elementary school.
Inspire your child to write poetry: poetry writing tips by TheSchoolRun.com.
Michael Rosen’s 9 poetry-writing tips for kids: former British Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen provides tips for giving kids the poetry-writing bug.
Rhymer: a free online rhyming dictionary.
Rhymezone: a free rhyming dictionary and thesaurus.