Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Poetry Month Display Ideas for April

April is Poetry Month!

2014 marks the 16th annual celebration of poetry in Canada. It was established in Canada in April 1998 by the League of Canadian Poets. "National Poetry Month brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, and poets from across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada’s culture." (poets.ca)

This years theme is "Poetry City"

How will you promote Poetry Month? Here are some display ideas to engage students and excite them about poetry.

Students can copy out a favorite poem to add to the display; or better yet, write their own!
FOR APRIL: Poem in your pocket 08 by Love Your Library  :-), via Flickr
Poem in your pocket 08 by Love Your Library :-) on Flickr

Have students create poetry lines with magnetic words:
from bifocalsandbuns.wordpress.com 

Have some wall space?  Create an interactive Poetry Wall.  Have Students fill in the spaces with their writing. 
library display ideas - Google Search
Found on indulgy.com

Create a Poetry Tree:

April is national poetry month and to celebrate, consider spicing up your writing center or classroom library with this cute “poet-tree” from the librarians of Algona-Pacific Library in Washington. While the original board depicted an orchard tree and apples scripted with famous poets, you can certainly tweak the board to fit your classroom needs. Here are a few ideas:        Create a “blossoming” spring tree, trading the apples for flower cutouts.      Have students pick and write their favo...
Found on bulletinboardideas.org
library bulletin board displays
Found on schoollibrarydisplays.blogspot.com

poetry week display - Google Search
Found on google.ca

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