National Poetry Month: Famous Faces® of Poetry Classroom Collaborative Poster

Art with Jenny K
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K - 9th, Homeschool
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Do something for National Poetry Month that your students won’t soon forget—with my large, visually-engaging Famous Faces® of Poetry collaboration poster. This fun, collaborative activity features 7 inspirational famous poets;

Emily Dickinson

William Shakespeare

Edgar Allan Poe

Rita Dove

Shel Silverstein

Maya Angelou

Langston Hughes.

Great for ANY grade PreK - High School!!! The completed project is sure to evoke "oohs" and "ahhs" not only from your kids but from other teachers and the front office as well!

This poster pairs perfectly with my Unscramble the Famous Faces® of Poetry Grid Activities!

My collaboration posters are easy for teachers and fun for kids and make a lasting impression—on students, parents, and your entire school community! Large and visually striking, this poster is the perfect accompaniment to your poetry studies and National Poetry Month celebrations.

It makes a great display…

  • In the front office
  • In an auditorium
  • Down a hallway
  • On your classroom bulletin board

No matter where it ends up hanging, it will engender unending compliments while proving a source of inspiration to your students and school community.

Famous Faces Featured

Most of the individual portraits of the famous faces on this poster are also available as their own poster. You can see them individually by clicking on the names below.

William Shakespeare

Emily Dickinson

Rita Dove

Shel Silverstein

Edgar Allan Poe

Maya Angelou

Langston Hughes

The collaboration of this famous poets poster makes such an impact without really having to say anything—every single piece of the poster matters—just as every child in the class matters. Your students will walk by and say, "I did that piece" each time they see the poster. They take great pride in being part of this art project.

Differentiation is built into the design of this poster. Some pages have more to color than others, so some kids will easily color two pages. Other pages have a lot of little details to color. You can use this to differentiate and provide the appropriate experience for each child to succeed and be part of the group.

Famous Faces® of Poetry Poster Details:

• There are 3 rows and 12 columns for a total of 36 pieces.

• The final poster is approx. 21” x 84” when complete. The exact size will depend on your printer settings.

• This poster is ideal for a large bulletin board or a hallway.

• Each poster piece fits on a normal 8.5” x 11” piece of paper.

• Use markers, colored pencils, or crayons.

• The colors you will need are: Red, purple, orange, green, blue and pink.

• You can leave the background white or use a light color for the background (explained in the resource).

*Note: If you plan to laminate this poster, don’t use crayons because often, the heat from the laminator will melt the wax from the crayons and ruin the poster.

*****2 Poster Options*****

Poster #1: The first version of the poster has the color key in black and white with instructions and notes printed at the top telling the students exactly what they need to do on their page (see the preview for examples). You will need to print the page in black and white for this option. There are complete instructions in the resource for you.

Poster #2: The second version of this poster has the color key actually in full color. If you have the ability to print in color, please use this poster. It will be easier for students to know exactly how their piece should be colored. It's also really helpful for younger children who might not yet be able to read and will save you from having to run around the room reading the different instructions to the kids (see the preview for examples).

This poster is part of my very popular Famous Faces® series, which includes:


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