Poetry Ideas & Links

Poetry Month - http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/index.htm

Poetry Idea Machine

is sure to help you infuse your classroom with some inspired poetry writing. Students learn about different kinds of poetry by selecting from Haiku, Limerick, Cinquain, or Free Verse. The Poetry Idea Machine takes students through the steps of making each type of poetry. The Poetry Idea Machine makes an excellent introduction to types of poetry and will have your students writing their own in no time.
The Poetry Idea Machine does a fantastic job of introducing students to different kinds of poetry. After students learn about the poetry, they have a chance to create their own poem with the Poetry Idea Machine interactive. In my classroom, I use the Poetry Idea Machine with the whole class using the interactive whiteboard or projector. I invite students up to create their own poems as we talk through the process. Choose one type of poetry each week so that students have an opportunity to practice writing the poems. During the week, give your students time to write their poems, allowing them access to the Poetry Idea Machine on classroom computers as an idea center. Let students work in small groups to create unique poems using the Poetry Idea Machine.

Representative Poetry Online

Resource Room for NZ Teachers

FlickrPoet: Tell Story Through Pictures From Flickr

Got a story to tell or a poem to write? Do so with pictures from Flickr using FlickrPoet. Don’t worry, you won’t have to pull any images through Flickr, in fact you would not even need to go to Flickr. Simply go to FlickrPoet and type a sentence. When you click on the ‘Show Story‘ button, FlickrPoet will browse the Flickr database and pull an image for each word/phrase used in your sentence. These images will be organized to provide you with a picture story.
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this site has useful tool for the english classroom, a rhyming dictionary. Add in a word and it will find other words that Rhyme. Great for poetry or song writing, developing raps etc.

Shmoop Poetry Guides

Be Not Afraid. Poetry is Love.
  • Demystify great poems with our deep and plain-spoken analysis and interpretation.
  • Discover 21st century learning and teaching: pop culture, trivia, music, photos, audio, video.
  • Feel and hear your homework. Find your writing voice. Sharpen your point of view.
Find Your Poem

Think Like a Poet

Write Rhymes

is a neat little web tool that helps your students create rhyming poems or explore words that rhyme. Students can begin to type a poem or story that they would like to be rhyming. Any time they want to find a word that rhymes, they can hold down the option key and click on the word. A list of rhyming words pop up. The finished product can be saved, copy and pasted to another application, or printed.
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Poetry Forge

The Poetry Forge encourages exploration through poetry! We invite you to explore, collaborate and enjoy!
Teachers, view interactive poetry generators for classroom use, lesson plans, exemplars, and collaborative discussion areas to interact with other teachers who are working to integrate these tools into their classroom instruction.
Students, take advantage of poetry generators to challenge your writing skills, a gallery of student writing, collaborative discussion areas for you to discuss your work with an audience of student writers and teachers, and an open forum for your ideas and suggestions.



A visual way to display poetry

Poetry Links

This theme page provides links to a collection of resources suitable for the teaching of poetry and poetry writing

RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary

Type in a word below to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more:

Online Rhyming Dictionary

for poetry and songwriting

Write Rhymes

As you type, hold the alt key and click on a word to find a rhyme for it...

Poetry for Kids

Welcome to Kenn Nesbitt's poetry playground, Poetry4kids.com, where you will find lots of funny poems and poetry books for children, games, contests, lessons, discussion forums, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, streaming audio, school visit information and more.

Poetry Blast


Instant Poetry Forms

Choose your poetry form from the list of links on the left. Then just add words to make the poem your own.


To make poetry writing more transparent

Poetry Magazine

Poetry Everywhere

Poetry Everywhere is designed to take a fresh look at poetry using a variety of production approaches. Poetry and video!

Teachers Domain - Poetry

Explore the power of language, look at the world with a fresh sense of wonder, and build reading and writing skills. These video segments, drawn from the PBS //Poetry Everywhere// series and produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, capture some of the voices of poetry, past and present.

Poetry 180

A poem a day for American schools. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.

Poetry Foundation

Favourite Poem Project

Poetry Visualised Provides a Lesson Plan Idea
Poetry Visualized can best be described as YouTube or SlideBoom for poets. The concept is poets and or film makers make a visual representation of a poem. An audio narration of the poem is played over the images representing the themes or words of the poem. Poetry Visualized is completely comprised of user-generated content which can be viewed on the website or shared via url links or by embedding the content into another website or blog

Hiroshima Poetry Writing

Kids Poetry Page
Magnetic poetry - stick the words on the magnetic board to make a poem

IPL's Teen Poetry Wiki!

If you're looking to write some poetry or just read some, you're in the right place. In order to submit your first poem or response, you need to be a member. To become a member, please complete our join this wiki form.

Poetry Hunter
Thousands of poems and poets

Poetry International Web

Ecphrastic Poetry
Exploring Concepts More Deeply and Exploring Empathy.

Shmoop Poetry

Term 3 08 Reflections #2: Poetry

From jlietze, Education Investigation blog (NZ)

30 Days of Poetry

The Day number is your link to the lessons. Each lesson gives you a format to follow and student examples. In many cases your teacher will direct you to write more than one poem in a lesson. This gives you an opportunity to use the form and, most often, create an even better poem in doing so.

The Poetry Forge

The Poetry Forge encourages exploration through poetry! We invite you to explore, collaborate and enjoy!
Teachers, view interactive poetry generators for classroom use, lesson plans, exemplars, and collaborative discussion areas to interact with other teachers who are working to integrate these tools into their classroom instruction.

Narrative Poems
Lesson Plan - Writing Narrative Poetry
Poetry Island
A Unit idea!
Dreaming In Color
Kids Click! Poetry Search
Lyrical Lessons Online - Poetry

The Robert Frost Tutorial

The Robert Frost Tutorial is for students who would like help with school assignments. First check the Tutorial Topics below for good information readily accessible. In addition we have notes indexed by poem, which contain useful material. The purpose is to help you understand the poetry and illuminate Frost's ideas and theories

The Poetics of Robert Frost

Poetry Links