Exworthy Educational Resources

Poetry and Prose

Poets' Corner- Organized alphabetically by poet, this site contains lots and lots of poems and pictures of poets   appropriate for middle or high school students.

ETTC Instant Poetry Forms- Click on the fields, add words, print, and you have a great poem- lots of different forms, too. 

PoetryExpress- 15 poem ideas that teachers can use immediately is a great resource. Also find good information on making, sharing, and revising poetry for all grade levels.

Online Poetry Classroom- Wow! This site has teaching resources, curriculum resources, units, lessons, poetry search, and more.

Forms of Poetry For Children- Appropriate for all grade levels, this site contains links to templates, tips for writing, and  information about a variety of poetry.

Homer- Here is the complete set of books of poetry of the Iliad.

Tracking Creativity-  Elementary and middle school writers will develop creativity, write odes, learn and practice idioms, and more here.

Webster's Word Central- Great for music and poetry, students will find a rhyming dictionary and a verse composer among the traditional dictionary and buzzword collection.

A Pocketful of Rhymes- Here are lots of original poems that would be great for young elementary students.

Kid's Kits - Students and teachers will appreciate this fun site that creates poetry!

Critical Reading: A Guide- High school English teachers will find this detailed discussion and ideas on how to analyze poetry, prose, and writing interesting.

Favorite Poem Project- Using audio and video, people  read their favorite poetry online. This site invites readers to send in their favorite poems with a few sentences about why it is special to them. Students and classrooms are invited to participate.

Sonnet Central- Here is an archive of English sonnets, commentary, pictures, and relevant web links. Sonnets are grouped by period below and can also be accessed quickly via an alphabetical list of authors.

Poetry for Kids.com- Here are basic tips for creating poetry, appropriate for elementary students. Find links to poetry sites and some poems that will motivate kids.

The Poetry Zone- This site contains good teaching materials, including worksheets, publishing web space, and more.

Creative Communication- This site offers a free newsletter devoted to promoting poetry in the classroom. Find poetry contests that gives cash rewards for students in grades 4-12.