National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate the patterns and rhythms of language in poetry. We encourage our families to discover the power of poetry by visiting the Peninsula Public Library or reading poetry you have at home. Below are some poetry resources to explore as we celebrate National Poetry Month:

Reading Poetry


Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein. Click on the image to read as a family or go to the Peninsula Public Library to borrow this book!

Writing Poetry

*Click on the images above to write an acrostic poem as a family or you can write your poem on a piece of paper at home. In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells out the subject of the poem!* 

*A diamante poem is a poem in the shape of a diamond. Each line uses specific types of words like adjectives and -ing words! Click on the image to digitally publish a poem*