For the last several Aprils, I have been participating personally and with my class in National Poetry Writing Month. I personally work on writing a poem a day for the thirty days. I have my students work on poetry as well. I am inviting other interested classes to participate.
This year I decided focus on more challenging vocabulary words. I chose thirty words from some SAT prep lists. I want my students to play with language and increase their vocabulary at the same time. I have included three poetry forms and a rubric I use to grade a project like this one.