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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Is It April Yet? Yes, It Is. Let The Countdown Begin.

During April National Poetry Month is just what the doctor ordered for spring fever.  After returning from spring break our students love to use the weeks until May to journey into the realm of poetry in its many forms when they come to the library media center.  No day this month is more fun than Poem In Your Pocket Day on April 14, 2011.  On this day people celebrate and share their favorite poems by carrying them around and reading them aloud.  Or they get copies of their favorite poems and leave them for others to find and enjoy.  Poets.org a site from the American Academy of Poets has many helpful ideas for educators not only for this day, the month of April but anytime that a unit on poetry is being offered. 

With reference to an earlier post on March 31, 2011 about the new eBook only titled PoetryTagTime this reader must say that the poems are simply delightful.  Each author's poem represents their own particular style and take on an idea.  Their explanations for the poems that they created are engaging which will lead to more poems being created by readers of all ages. The PoetryTagTime blog has oodles of fantastic suggestions and ideas as promised.

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