For the last several Aprils, I have been participating personally and with my class in National Poetry Writing Month. I personally work on writing a poem a day for the thirty days. I have my students work on poetry as well. I am inviting other interested classes to participate. I have attached a checklist on the last page I use to grade a project like this.
Each day for the month of April, I have listed a noun from the Dolch nouns list and a poetry form. I have included directions for each of these forms as well as an example for each.
I keep a poetry blog called Poems of Sillinessthat you are welcome to visit for more examples of poetry forms I teach in my classroom. During the month of April, I plan to share the poems I have written for this challenge on the blog. I hope you enjoy this activity with your students.