Poetry Without Paper Contest
Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing and submitting poems to Sawyer Free Library’s Poetry Without Paper contest!
If you want to submit special media (video, audio, visual, etc,)please email:
email@example.com and include the attachment, poet’s name, phone number, and poem title.
Poetry Resources for Students and Teachers
At-Home with Kwame Alexander. Video lessons from Kwame Alexander on borrowed poems and defining poetry, and a mini lesson online booklet with poetry writing lessons.
Favorite Poem Project. Resources for Educators page includes Elementary, Middle, and High School lesson plans.
Poetry Foundation: Children. Poems and videos chosen to help children learn about poetry.
Poetry Foundation: Teens. Poems, podcasts, and author studies for teen poets.
Poetry4Kids.com. The funny poetry playground of children’s author Kenn Nesbitt, former Children’s Poet Laureate (2013-15). Lots of funny poems for kids, classic children’s poems, games, poetry lessons and activities, plus a rhyming dictionary, videos, and more.
Poets.org: Poems for Kids. Popular poems for children and great poems for children by theme.
Poets.org: Poems for Teens. Poems, essays, recommended reading lists, must-have anthologies, interviews, and advice for teen poets.
Readwritethink.org. Poetry-writing lesson plans and activities for teachers of students in grades K-12. This website partners with the International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.
Shel Silverstein Animations. Animated videos of Shel Silverstein’s well-loved poems.
Shel Silverstein Poetry Lessons and Activities. Poetry lessons, National Poetry Month activities, and more.
Award-Winning Poems from Previous Years
Here is a great example from a contestant who chose to set her poem to video. “1, 2, 3” by Chandra Lavery: