Useful sites for educators

April is National Poetry Month

Instead of having students turn to the "Poetry" section of their crusty literature anthologies, have them turn to these wonderful web sites for ideas about how to celebrate National Poetry Month with some gusto. has a list of 30 innovative ways to engage your students in poetry – one for each day of the month.

NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, challenges its visitors to write a poem every day of April. Participants can link to their poems through this site.

Poetry Out Loud hosts state and national poetry recitation competitions and awards its national winner $20,000.

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