In 2006, blogger Kelly Herold brought Poetry Friday to the “kidlitosphere.” Much like “casual Friday” in the corporate world, there is a perception in the world of teaching that on Fridays we can relax a bit and take a moment for something special. Why not poetry? Pausing to share a poem—and reinforce a language skill—on Poetry Friday is an easy way to infuse poetry into current teaching practice.
On Poetry Friday, you can find blog posts that include original poems, book reviews, song lyrics, poetry curriculum tips, and more. Each Friday a different blogger volunteers to gather and host a list of poetry posts from participating blogs. For more information, check out Renée M. LaTulippe’s helpful resource at NoWaterRiver here.
Yes, of course you can share poetry on other days of the week, too. But Poetry Friday makes poetry sharing intentional rather than incidental. And once you have celebrated a month of Poetry Fridays, students will be clamoring for it.