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April, 2009

Poets.org: National Poetry Month
Resources for celebrating National Poetry Month all year long.
Grade Level: 9-12


This site from the Academy of American Poets provides a wealth of resources for anyone interested in celebrating National Poetry Month or just enjoying poetry year round. Included is an educators section filled with lesson plans and other resources for use in the classroom.
The site is simple to navigate with a menu in the left sidebar as well as a top menu to main areas of the site. Links to this years national programs also are found in the main body of the front page. A search tool is included for locating a particular poet or poem.

April is National Poetry Month and this site provides all the necessary tools and information to celebrate. Visitors to the site can find answers to questions about what National Poetry Month is, and check out celebration highlights and activities happening across the country. Included are a months worth of poetry activities and a Poem-A-Day link that allows visitors to have a new poem delivered to their e-mail each day in April. Educators will be delighted with the resources that include curriculum and lesson plans, discussion forums in which users can post strategies for and ask questions about teaching poetry, pedagogical and critical essays about poetry, biographies of hundreds of poets, more than two thousand poems, and an extensive list of links to relevant Web sites.


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