Their recent post features information about National Poetry Month: April. Our school wide writing program features a poetry unit of study. Each year, teachers share their surprise and excitement regarding the quality pieces of poetry produced by students in every grade. Knowing that many teachers save this unit of study for the spring months, I thought you might enjoy this post.
” April was the lucky month dubbed National Poetry Month and poets.org told me this: T. S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruelest month.” It is our hope that National Poetry Month lessens that effect.
So in honor of April, poetry and all the non-weather-resistant shoes stuck in our closets for another 30 days, I present Alphabetica, Odes to the Alphabet. This bright, intricately designed kid’s book dedicates a poem and a picture-filled page to each letter of the alphabet. As a bad-weather bonus, “P” is for puddles. Here’s an excerpt, “Splishy, splashy, getting drenched, puddle-jumping, sopping wet..” Sopping wet, indeed. ”