Welcome to the first Mousey Monday of April! April is National Poetry Month in the United States. It is a month meant to appreciate poetry. National Poetry Month has been celebrated since 1999 in the United States and Canada as well. In Great Britain, National Poetry Month has been celebrated since 2000 in October. The Academy of American Poets saw the success of Black History Month and hoped for the same success for their poetry group. The group included publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary organizations, poets and teachers. It all was successful because we are still celebrating it today, 15 years later!
Check out Discovery Education’s amazing Skill Builder that teaches students (ideally from Grades 9 to 12), how to write sonnets, odes, haiku and free verse.
Skill Builder is a digital interactive that empowers students to move through and master educational content at their own pace and in a sequence of their own choosing. Featuring eye catching graphics, easy to follow instructions and key vocabulary, the game like feel of Skill Builders entices students to take learning into their own hands.
You can learn more about Skill Builders here with our Quick Guide available under Help on Discovery Education: http://help.discoveryeducation.com/support/index.cfm?event=showAsset&criteria=skill%20builder&guidAssetId=def10344-d585-adf6-fabb-b9827c48a0be
Discovery Education also offers a straight forward 6 minute video segment that discusses the importance of poetry titled Poetry Matters. The video segment is ideally for Grades 6 to 8.
Happy National Poetry Month! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to tweet us at @DESupportStars with #mouseymondays!