To celebrate April as National Poetry Month, host a grade-level or school-wide Poetry Fair! It's similar to a Science Fair, but much more fun, expressive, and creative. Students flourish when researching poetry they love, and parents love sharing beloved poems and poets with their students.
Using the attached Project Rubric, a poetry fair is possible in any school atmosphere. Begin introducing poetry little by little each month, and ask other grade level chairs to collaborate to create a wonderful array of hallway or classroom displays throughout the school, in celebration of National Poetry Month, April!
Brought to you by Brett Cunningham - to see student examples from my first Poetry Fair, see this video: http://youtu.be/jsrOseeSFL0