April is National Poetry Month, and as a secondary school librarian, it's the perfect time to celebrate the beauty and power of language with your students. Poetry has a unique ability to inspire, provoke, and captivate us, and as a librarian, you have the opportunity to spark a love for poetry that could last a lifetime. So let's explore some creative and exciting ways to make National Poetry Month a memorable and engaging experience for your students!
National Poetry Month is a wonderful opportunity for us to promote literacy and inspire a love for poetry in our students. By incorporating some of the ideas and examples discussed above you can create an engaging and interactive space where students can explore the world of poetry and express themselves creatively. So why not challenge yourself to try one or more of these ideas and make this National Poetry Month the best one yet? Whether it's through displays, workshops, performances, or podcasts, there's no limit to the ways you can celebrate poetry in your library. So let's embrace the power of words and encourage our students to do the same.
Happy National Poetry Month!
Resources and Links
Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 29th. Create your own Haiku with Adobe Express!
My favorite YA books told in verse:
Host a Poetry Slam - we have hosted one each year!
Poetry Walk Example
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