Poetry provides students with power. The power to express their feelings, their point of view, demonstrate creativity, share their hopes & dreams, provide opinions, etc. Writing poetry can prove to be very motivational for students and less intimidating for some, as it allows them the freedom to "break" some of the writing rules. This project is also meant to allow students to harness their power and share it with the world.
As you probably know, April is National Poetry Month. A number of teachers take advantage of this and often plan their poetry units around this time of year. In a typical poetry unit, students often publish one or more poems. The "Poetry Power" project will provide your students the opportunity to learn about various forms of poetry and then you can share their original creations with a global audience.
This activity will include any necessary resources, worksheets and Internet links needed to complete the project.
Are you and your students ready to share the power of poetry?