Resources

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.

 

Rhyming Dictionaries

Rhymer:  a free online rhyming dictionary.

 

Rhymezone:  a free rhyming dictionary and thesaurus.

 

 

 

 

 

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