I hope that the air is warm, the days are longer, and you have just had, are on, or will have a break! I wanted to share with you some April Classroom Inspiration to help plan your month!
April Inspiration #1 – FREE Poetry eBook
Download the FREE eBook, How to Teach Poetry (Even If You Hate It.)How to Teach Poetry (Even If You Hate It.) This eBook will guide you through the hows and whys of teaching poetry. It reviews all of the terms you need to teach your students. You will also get several lesson plans, templates, and poems to use in your classroom.
April Inspiration #2 – The TEACH POETRY Challenge
In honor of my favorite time of the year, I created a Teach Poetry Challenge starting April 16. This 5-day challenge will come to your inbox with lessons, ideas, and freebies. If you want to sign up, just hop over to this page.
April Inspiration #3 – FREE April A Poem Each Week
The FREE April edition of A Poem Each Week has questions and activities on 4 poems.
Need more poetry? Try this April Poetry Literacy Center. 4 original April -themed poems. Test-prep, written response, writing poetry, and content area connections are provided. Just print and put in your literacy center.
Don’t have time to plan it all? Let me help you. Here are 3 poetry units. Each unit is over 20 days long. They cover all poetry reading and writing standards, You get detailed lesson plans, a student handbook, templates poems, publishing pages for portfolios, word walls, vocabulary posters and coloring book, assessments, rubrics and more!
April Inspiration #5 – Celebrate Earth Day
April 22nd is Earth Day. Get students talking about protecting the Earth with this craftivity lesson. Included: Craft, Haiku lesson, following directions, parts of speech, map skills, close reading, and text features.