Poetry Sites for Elementary School Kids

Giggle Poetry Visit the Giggle Poetry site for more information on poetry contests for children in grades 2-6. Plus, our Poetry Helpers give complete explanations of how to write a limerick and a Newfangled Yankee Doodle poem.

Poetry Writing With Jack Prelutsky
Teacher's Guide to Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky Children's poet Jack Prelutsky helps children turn words and ideas into descriptive and powerful poems. Includes writing as well as ideas for revising your work. When you complete the workshop, you can create a special edition of your poem.

Poetry Writing With Karla Kuskin
Teacher's Guide to Poetry Writing with Karla Kuskin A place for you to read about writing, think about writing, and especially for you to do some writing of your own....

Teaching with Poetry: make a poetry quilt. A lesson plan for celebrating and sharing young children's poetry writing.

Teacher's Guide to National Poetry Month Poetry is a popular theme in the elementary grades because it provides a fun way to practice literacy skills and can be used in a variety of curriculum areas. You may choose to create a theme for your classroom that incorporates most or all of the activities or select just one or two to support your own curriculum needs.

ISLMC Poetry for Children A meta-site designed for elementary and middle teachers, librarians, parents and students to preview selected WWW curriculum related sites. Links to Forms of Poetry, Poetry in the Classroom, Selected Poetry E-texts, Poetry Bibliographies.

Listen & Write This interactive site, created by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), lets students hear poetry, then create their own. Rap, Wonderwords (helped by The Saurus), and Similes are covered in an entertaining manner. Low and High tech versions are available.