Poetry Reading 2.0: Poetry Slidecast, Mrs. Nayman’s 1st period!

On Wednesday, April 29, Mrs. Nayman’s 1st period 11th American Literature/Composition students shared poems inspired by personal photographs @ The Unquiet Library!  You can enjoy the slidecast below to see their photos and hear each student read his/her poem.  Simply click the green button, and the slides will automatically play and advance themselves.

It took me awhile to get the hang of syncing the mp3 audio to each slide, but after some trial and error, I think I have it.  I hope to improve my syncing skills as I work on the next two poetry podcasts/slidecasts for 2nd and 7th periods.

I am also making class books of each set of poems for the poetry reading—one set for the library, and one set for Mrs. Nayman’s classroom; many thanks to Mrs. Joy Mabry of the Cherokee County School District Teacher Center for her help with this endeavor!    The photos from the day are also housed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/8166472@N03/sets/72157617481444372/ .  We also have the student poems hanging from our poetry clothesline.

For help on creating the Slidecasts, try these resources:

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Poems for Your Pockets: A Clothesline of Poetry

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2009 is almost here!  What is Poem in Your Pocket Day?

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends on April 30, 2009. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.

We will be celebrating in The Unquiet Library with poetry readings and free poems for everyone!  Today we hung the first clothesline of poetry—check out the slideshow above.  More clotheslines full of poems for your pockets are coming next week—stay tuned!  Many thanks to Mr. Jason Hubbard for helping me hang the clothesline since I am vertically challenged!

Many thanks to Kenyon College for the idea and for letting me borrow it!

Poets and Writers+Daily Lit=Free Poetry!

http://www.dailylit.com/books/masters-of-verse

DailyLit: Masters of Verse, book by Poets & Writers via kwout

Poets and Writers has teamed up with Daily Lit to bring you a daily dose of poetry via email or RSS feed:

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Poets & Writers, in conjunction with DailyLit, will post a poem every day throughout April. Masters of Verse: Thirty Poems by Late, Great Poets offers some of the best-known poems (together with a few uncommon selections) for readers who want to rediscover the lasting power of poetry.

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Save the Date: Poem in Your Pocket Day 2009!

One of my favorite months of the year is April because it is National Poetry Month! We celebrated poetry in many ways last year in our media center with special book displays, posters of student poems, student poetry podcasts, a guest poet, and of course, Poem in Your Pocket Day! Read more about how I celebrated this day last year in my media center.

National Poem in Your Pocket Day will be Thursday, April 30, 2009 this year! Now is the time to start planning for this date and your National Poetry Month 2009 festivities!  Please consider adding your photos for this day to the Flickr Group, Poem in Your Pocket.  You will also want to check out how the Academy of American Poets celebrated this day last year in New York City.

You can visit the home page of National Poetry Month at http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41.  Be sure to check out the Teacher Resource page and Librarian Resource page for super ideas on ways to integrate poetry into your program and celebration activities.  You will also want to check out the resource page for organizing a poetry read-a-thon—this is an activity I am planning on this year for my library!

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