From Haiku to Hip-Hop: Celebrate National Poetry Month with Britannica School
April 4, 2019
Emily Dickinson, traditional Japanese illustration of a woman reading, Queen Latifah (IMAGEQUEST, IMAGEQUEST, BRITANNICA SCHOOL)
Join us as we observe National Poetry Month this April! At Britannica, we recognize that poetry is an art form for everyone that crosses all ages and cultural boundaries. People all over the world celebrate poetry every day, in a million different ways. Poetry is literature that is accessible to all, from haiku to hip-hop, Emily Dickinson to Queen Latifah. This month’s Britannica School activities look at some other popular forms of poetry as well as some well-known poets.
Grab your verses and stanzas, and let’s celebrate!
Britannica School Resource Packs
Don’t know where to start? We’ve created resource packs to help—articles, images, videos, and more.
Dive in! Dig deeper with the following activities and playlist
Find the activity that fits your class with these suggestions from the Academy of American Poets.
Expand literacy through rap music with a 1-hour playlist that’s squeaky clean for classroom listening.
Now what? Make it stick with these original activity guides:
For the Animal Poetry exercise, students will research an animal of their choice and write a poem using the details they’ve learned.
Differentiation Station: Poetry Month Classroom Spotlight
How can you use Britannica School when you are talking about poetry with your students? Check out some ideas here:
More poetry activities from Britannica
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