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Interactive Poetry Links

Word Mover
Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

Theme Poems
Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.

Riddle Interactive
The Riddle Interactive outlines the characteristics of riddle poems and provides direct instruction on the prewriting and drafting process for writing original riddle poems.

Haiku Poem Interactive
Students can learn about and write haiku using this interactive that guides them through the writing process.

Diamante Poems
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

Acrostic Poems
This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.

Letter Poem Creator
The Letter Poem Creator provides an online model for the thought process involved in creating poems based upon a letter; then, students are invited to experiment with letter poems independently.

Line Break Explorer
The interactive explores the ways that poets choose line breaks in their writing. After viewing the demonstration, students are invited to experiment with line breaks themselves.

Ken Nesbitt's Poetry4Kids  is home to the works of Ken Nesbitt, Children's Poet Laureate, and it is a poetry playground. Kids read and rate the poems on this website. You'll see funny ones, the newest ones and the most popular ones. There are lessons on writing funny poems, including clerihews and exaggeration poems. And there's a simple rhyming dictionary. If you register (for free), you can enter poetry contests, participate in a poetry forum, and even keep a poetry journal.

Shel Silverstein's Official Site for Kids is all about the fun of Shel Silverstein. Every child I know has been captivated and amused by the off-kilter poetic sense of Silverstein and his equally oddball illustrations. His website is very much in the same vein. The audio on the site helps you to fully appreciate and play along with his poetic hijinks.

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