April is National Poetry Month. My second graders are writing lots of different kinds of poetry this month, including found poems, mask poems and shape poems. I hope to share more about their poetry writing in future posts. Below are Wonders from Wonderopolis that you may want to share in April or during a poetry unit.
#766 When Will Pigs Fly? (figure of speech)
#750 What Are Spoonerisms? (word play)
#702 Are You Sly as a Fox? (similes)
#527 Who Is Uncle Sam? (figure of speech/personification)
#482 Have You Ever Been on a Wild Goose Chase? (figure of speech)
#294 Why Do We Use Different Words For the Same Things? (word choice/synonyms)
In celebration of National Poetry Month our Twitter #WonderChat will be on Monday, April 15th at 8:00 pm EST. The chat will feature Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. She is the author of a new book, Forest Has a Song. Amy also has many wonderful poetry resources for teachers on her blog, The Poem Farm. She will be sharing how to use Wonder in writing poetry and answering any question you may have about writing poetry.