April is the month we will honor and celebrate two very reading/writing related things: Poetry and Libraries. April is National Poetry Month and also National School Library Month. What better way to celebrate than to gather poetry books from the school library and read aloud in class. This could be a lead-in to having kids write their own poetry. Ken Nesbitt has a great website especially for kids: http://www.poetry4kids.com You’ll find all kinds of wonderful poems, a rhyming dictionary and even poetry contests. Be sure to check out this wonderful sight.
To learn more about activities to celebrate School Libraries, visit the American Library Association website at: http://www.ala.org