April is National Poetry Month! First celebrated in 1996, the Academy of American Poets organized the holiday to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. During Poetry Month, help your students explore the stories and people behind the most famous poems with these Listenwise stories. We suggest kicking off your poetry lesson with this story which shows students the relationship between poetry and music. You can listen to an audio poem each day from the Poetry Foundation, or participate in Newsela’s poetry month challenge!
Find a few audio resources from the Listenwise site below.
Other Poetry Resources
From Share My Lesson
From Facing History
- Five Facing History Resources That Use Poetry to Build Skills
- Powerful Poetry: Three Activities to Help Students Connect with History
- Getting Poetic in Social Studies
For ELLs from Colorin Colorado
From the National Council of Teachers of English