Poetry

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about poetry

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PIZZAZZ  (Y,M,O,T)
An acronym for People Interested in Zippy and ZAny Zcribbling. Its purpose is an online website for ESL learners, but has good resources for poetry and other types of writing.

Poetry Foundation.org  (Y,M,O,T)
The Poetry Foundation.org publishes Poetry magazine. Their goal is to select good poetry and get it out to a large audience.

Poetic Terminology.net  (Y,M,O,T)
The site lists typed of Poetry and gives a concise definition and example.

Shadow Poetry  (Y,M,O,T)
A poet's writing resource.

Knowing Poe  (O)
All about Poe

Walt Whitman: Patriot Poet  (M,O)
From PBS.org

Wired for Books  (Y,M,O,T)
Poems, stories, plays, essays, lectures, and interviews for children and adults.

Wired for Books: Poetry Online  (Y,M,O,T)
Listen to readings of poems many by the original authors.

Haiku and Beyond  (Y)
A Study of Japanese Literature - by Denver Public Schools. Grade 4

Haiku  (Y)
Grade Levels: 3 - 6. Students learn the syllable structure and mood of haiku poems by comparing the serenity of the autumn months with the peaceful rhythms of haiku poetry.

A Journey To Japan Through Poetry  (Y)
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Grade 3

Poetry Class  (Y,M,O,T)
PoetryTeachers.com provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to teach your students to write different types of funny poems. The lessons are written by published children's poets and include fun examples along with the suggestions.

FREE Online Rhyming Dictionary  (Y,M,O,T)
My daughter loves using this online tool when writing poetry. Just put any word in the form and specify whether you want results with end rhymes, first syllable rhymes, last syllable rhymes, beginning rhymes, or double rhymes. Your child is sure to find a word to use in their poetry or limerick from the results

Poets Org.  (Y,M,O,T)
Support American poets

Modern American Poetry  (Y,M,O,T)
MAPS=Modern American Poetry Site. Includes more than 30,000 pages of critical essays, images, biographies, and syllabi relating to 161 poets.

The Digital Dante  (Y,M,O,T)
Contains the original Italian version of The Divine Comedy and two English translations. The site also includes The Convivio in English as well as several other works in Italian and Latin. Don't miss the text of Milton's Paradise Lost.

Sea Life Poetry  (Y,M)
Using Internet resources listed with the lesson plan, students discover oceans and sea life and use this material for different forms of poetry. Good way to integrate language arts into an ocean unit study.

Poetry  (T)
From ProTeacher.com

Poets.org  (T)
Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Poetry  (T)
From Education World. Links to lesson plans, activities, articles, and projects for teaching poetry.

Ideas for personalizing poetry  (M)
From Scholastic.com

Rhyme with  (Y,M,O,T)
Internet rhyming dictionary. Warning - program does not edit content for words some consider inappropriate.

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