"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either." Robert Graves, English Poet (1895-1985).
From Plato to Paul Engle, poetry is a time honored tradition that stretches back centuries, reflecting a mixture of emotions from sadness to friendship, romance to rage. Taken from the Greek word poiesis, meaning "making," poetry has a way of evoking memories, stirring emotions and making the listener take notice of each and every word.
In this theme we bring together a collection of poetry-related resources that can be used with your ActivClassroom, enabling you to create your own poetry, or simply follow other great poets.
There are a number of features within the software that lend themselves to poetry lessons.
In particular, you can find out about using the sound recorder tool to record your own verses, how to use handwriting recognition to write your own poems, how to use the extract text tool to highlight key words, and how to incorporate links to a poet's biography.
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Why not browse through this list of poetry related flipcharts that have already been prepared by other teachers to see what you can use in your ActivClassroom?