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April Poetry Challenge 2015

April Poetry Challenge 2015
April Poetry Challenge 2015
April Poetry Challenge 2015
April Poetry Challenge 2015
April Poetry Challenge 2015
April Poetry Challenge 2015
April Poetry Challenge 2015
April Poetry Challenge 2015
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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. I have attached a rubric on the next page I use to grade a project like this.

For this challenge, I chose to focus on couplets. A couplet is a poem that has two lines that rhyme. The lines have the same meter or rhythm. Here are two examples of couplets:

There once was a teacher so strict
Her students did not dare contradict.

That gourd looks bored.

Each day, I chose a word family to work with and I challenge your class to write a rhyme a day for the thirty days in April. I keep a poetry blog called Poems of Silliness that you are welcome to visit for more examples of poetry forms I teach in my classroom. During the month of April, I plan to share the poems I have written for this challenge on the blog. I hope you enjoy this activity with your students.
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