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Rhyme Time:
A Night Of Poetry

April is also National Poetry Month. Now there is a great theme for a fun family night! Combine poetry readings by students and adults. Invite guest readers and poets. Sell a book of student poems as a fund-raiser. Display portfolios of students' best poetry. Present your oldest students in a poetry slam competition, like teacher Brenda Dyck staged with her students (see the Education World article, A Poetry Slam Cures Midwinter Blahs. For more ideas for great poetry writing activities, don't miss Education World's special Poetry Month archive.