- INTERACTIVE: Kids Magnetic Poetry Kit Online
- INTERACTIVE: (K-8) Acrostic Poems - In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems. An acrostic poem uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word.
- INTERACTIVE: (K-8) Diamante Poems (PDF: Diamante Brainstorm Sheet, Sample Diamante Poems & Diamante Format) - In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems, which are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring).
- PDF: (2-6) Haiku Starter
- INTERACTIVE: (K-5) Theme Poems or Shape Poems
- INTERACTIVE: (3-8) Letter Poem Creator (sample letter poem) - Using the Letter Poem Creator, students engage with the medium of letters and experiment with writing them as poems, with attention to why the lines are broken, where they are broken, and how line breaks affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance.
- INTERACTIVE: (3-8) Line Break Explorer - The Line Break Explorer engages children in exploring a poem (shown at left) and hypothesizing about why lines are broken where they are in poetry. Students then experiment with line breaks and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, appearance, and can substitute for punctuation in poetry. Their practice with line breaks can be printed out for peer and teacher feedback and discussion.
- INTERACTIVE: (3-8) "Holes" Found Poem Word Mover - The Word Mover allows students to pick out the best words, phrases, and lines from the book "Holes" to create a found poem.
- INTERACTIVE: (3-8) "I Have a Dream" Found Poem Word Mover - The Word Mover allows students to pick out the best words, phrases, and lines from a Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech to create a found poem.
How to Write Poetry