traumasocialworker: I am a big advocate for the use of poetry therapy, and have found it to be a very useful tool for counseling. Easy fill in the blank template clients can use...

traumasocialworker: “ I am a big advocate for the use of poetry therapy, and have found it to be a very useful tool for counseling. This particular poetic technique is called an “I Am” poem. The poem is a fill-in-the-blank exercise.

It's National Poetry Month and I want to help you find your way into a poem. Here are five poetry prompts to get you started (even if you don't like poetry at all).

Five Ways to Write a Poem

This is a good resource for a teacher who is preparing a lesson on poetry or for someone who just wants to write poems but doesn't know how to start." poem is one of the ways listed.

Feelings check in book. Collage on paint samples. This is a spin off of a project @Cathy Malchiodi | Art Therapy  introduced in a class. I'm using this in my internship at a high school. Have the students pick a paint color which matches how they are feeling and then decorate it. Sometimes I add an activity to it, such as, write a poem or find a photo to go along with the mood. They get really into it!

Feelings check in book. Collage on paint samples. Have the students pick a paint color which matches how they are feeling and then decorate it. Could add an activity to it such as write a poem or find a photo to go along with the mood.

Earth Day Poem Pack/Mini Unit

Earth Day Poem Pack/Mini Unit

Earth Day Poem Pack/Mini Unit Use poem to identify rhyming words, contractions, and 2 and 3 syllable words.

Maya Angelu gives a short piece how to write a poem.  Very good points gets me back in the mood.

How to Write Poetry

How to write a poem: Poems take root in the found objects and slammed doors of everyday life, and you can write one. Honor Moore leads the way.

This is, indefinitely, my new favorite quote! I'm only surprised I didn't come across it sooner because I couldn't not have explained better my own philosophy of life- this is it. <3

This is, indefinitely, my new favorite quote! I'm only surprised I didn't come across it sooner because I couldn't not have explained better my own philosophy of life- this is it.

Using "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros to Inspire and Teach Creative Writing - A Lesson Plan and a Poem

Using "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros to Inspire and Teach Creative Writing - A Lesson Plan and a Poem

Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

5 Ways: How to Write a Poem - How to Write Poetry

5 Ways: How to Write a Poem - How to Write Poetry

Everyone knows there are more than 5 ways how to write a poem, but these are 5 ways that help poet Robert Lee Brewer when he's been stuck in a rut.

Using "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros to Inspire and Teach Creative Writing - A Lesson Plan and a Poem

Using "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros to Inspire and Teach Creative Writing - A Lesson Plan and a Poem

The House on Mongo Street: Told in a series of vibrant vignettes, The House On Mango Street is the story of Esperanza Cordera, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago.

how to write a list poem - a great activity for begining writers

List Poems - Fun Poetry With Kids

A list poem is just one of the types of poems introduced in the verse novel locomotion. In his list poem, Locomotion wrote everything he was wearing and even some details about his features.

How to Write a Poem -- via wikiHow.com

Write a Poem

How to Write a Poem. Writing a poem is all about observing the world within or around you. A poem can be about anything, from love to loss to the rusty gate at the old farm. Writing poetry can seem daunting, especially if you do not feel.

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