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Poetry Links

12 Best Poetry sites for Kids:

Writing Poetry Online:

Read, Write, Think:

Acrostic Poem:

Diamante poem:


Individual Poet’s sites:

Ken Nesbitt

Jack Prelutsky (he is prolific and wonderful):

Dr. Seuss (bio – we have his books):

Shel Silverstein (funny!):

Robert Louis Stevenson (A Child’s Garden of Verses: see the entire 1895 virtual book on-line):

Janet Wong (she lives in WA and does school visits)

Jane Yolen:

Search Engines:

ALA search for recommended poetry websites for children:

Children’s Poetry Archive (site still in development – loads very slowly):

Poetry Foundation (filtered for children) – choose a poem, read it, then click on link below the poem for author info:

Poetry Dictionary for Kids: (search poets and poetry – a great site. Enter poet’s name, get list of poems with complete text that can be easily printed, and biographical link at the bottom with photo):
 (listen to an author read part of his/her poem, author interviews, grade level, lesson plans, other resources) – a good site to listen to when preparing students to present their own poems. Username: Edmonds, Password: welcome:

Fun Sites:

Poetry 4 kids (site has ads) – can rate poems: 

Storyblocks (songs, rhymes, fingerplays for very little kids, performed by adults on video):

Random Poetry Collections:

Children’s Poems (a site designed by a teacher, with favorite poems):

Young Student poetry (kids can submit their own work):

Inkless Tales poetry page (students read and write your own and read other’s here):

Poetry Zone (UK):

RIF Reading Planet (for younger kids to express themselves as writers):