An Internet Hotlist on Poetry
created by Elaine Magliaro
Bell School Library, Marblehead, MA
| Poetry Websites
| Online Poetry Activities for Kids
| Online Children's Poetry and Poetry E-texts
| Curriculum Resources for Educators
| Children's Poetry Book Bibliographies and Lists
Celebrate poetry throughout the school year. Make poetry come alive in the library or in the classroom. Find children's poetry online, great poetry websites, online activities for children, and curriculum resources for educators.
The Internet Resources
- Poetry for Kids Links Page
- Find links to the following: 1) Websites of published children's poets 2) Classic children's poetry online 3) Writing resource sites 4) Websites dedicated to poems written by children.
- Internet School Library Media Center: Poetry for Children
- Find links to the following: 1) Poetry websites about Haiku, cinquains, limericks, and free verse 2) Websites with suggestions for using poetry in the classroom 3) Poetry E-texts 4) Websites with bibliographies of children's poetry books and stories in verse.
- Kristine O'Connell George
- This is the official website of award-winning children's poet, Kristine O'Connell George. This outstanding site includes the following: 1) Excellent ideas for sharing poetry with children 2) Suggestions for celebrating National Poetry Month 3) Poetry writing exercises 4) An annotated bibliography of books helpful for the teaching and writing of poetry 5) A bibliography of children's poetry anthologies 6) Links to other poetry websites.
- Janet Wong's Website
- Janet has received accolades for her wonderful poetry. At her website, you can hear Janet read some poems from her published books.
- Joyce Carol Thomas
- Thomas is a winner of the Coretta Scott King, Teacher's Choice, and National Book Awards. Click on the titles Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea, Gingerbread Days, and I Have Heard of a Land to read excerpted poems. There is also a Free Help for Teachers section.
- J.Patrick Lewis's Website
- J. Patrick Lewis is the author of many wonderful books of poetry for children, including Freedom Like Sunlight: Praisesongs for Black Americans, A World of Wonders: Geographic Travels in Verse and Rhyme, and the very funny A Hippopotamusn't.
Online Poetry Activities for Kids
- Writing Poetry with Karla Kuskin
- Children can proceed through a step-by-step poetry writing process with Karla Kuskin. (Kuskin was the recipient of the prestigious NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1979.)
- Writing Poetry with Jack Prelutsky
- Children can proceed through a step-by-step poetry writing process with the highly popular children's poet.
- Annie's Rhyme Time
- Have a little fun with rhyming words and some terse verse. Children and adults alike will enjoy this activity. There are three levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard.
- Writing I Spy Riddle Rhymes with Jean Marzollo
- Children can write rhyming riddles with a famous children's author.
Online Children's Poetry and Poetry E-texts
Curriculum Resources for Educators
Children's Poetry Book Bibliographies and Lists
Content by Elaine Magliaro, email@example.com
Last revised Tue Nov 11 20:54:01 US/Pacific 2003