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Writing Poetry

Learn New Poetry Forms
Information about Ghazal, Haiku, Renga, Sijo, and Tanka poetic forms.
Poetry Pals
" An internet project and resource to encourage literacy and technology skills through writing, publishing, and responding to student poetry from around the world." Also has lesson plans and book suggestions.
The Academy of American Poets - Educator Tips
"Here are a number of creative and inexpensive suggestions for making poetry a more important part of school life during April (National Poetry Month) and throughout the year."
Poetry Pond
A few ideas on how to teach poetry from a growing number of teachers as well as Kristine O'Connell George, author of The Great Frog Race and Other Poems and Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems.
Our Poetry Imaginations
"This collection of children's poems is the end product of a research project for the English/Language Arts Methods graduate class at the University of Northern Colorado. This project focused on teaching children how to write free verse poetry and the processes involved in the creation of non-formatted verse"
British Literature - Poetry Basics: Forms and Versification
Examples and descriptions of narrative poetry, lyric poetry, dramatic poetry, rhyme, rythm, foot, and meter.
Forms of Poetry for Children
Mother Goose, Poems Set to Music, Limericks, Free Verse, Haiku, Cinquain, Concrete, and more.
Poetry World Home Page
"Poetry World is a web site devoted to poetry and related information, including software tools for poetry writing and for an enriched enjoyment of poetry...Poetry World is a combination of things: a museum; a library; a book and software store; and a poetry magazine."