> The Things You Can Read: October 4, 2012 UK Celebrates National Poetry Day

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 4, 2012 UK Celebrates National Poetry Day

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National Poetry Day

Excerpt from National Poetry Day site:

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are*
From our earliest days, the poetry of stars surrounds us. We look at the stars and see stories in the constellations, our scientific selves boggle at the concept of interstellar travel and we steal the stars’ metaphorical power to name our cultural heroes.  How to express this wonder, if not in poems?

STARS is the theme for 2012’s National Poetry Day, and we, here at The Things You Can Read, will be celebrating on Thursday October 4th along with our UK educators.

Check out this collection of resources to help students celebrate the place of poems and poets in our lives at TES.
From Shakespeare and Keats to Wilfred Owen, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah, poets throughout the ages have moved, inspired, informed and overjoyed people. With National Poetry Day taking place on 4 October to celebrate the place of poems and poets in our lives, take your class through a range of poetry, help them write their own, show them how to analyse language and meaning, and create a poetry friendly classroom with these fabulous free teaching resources on TES, shared by teachers, for teachers.

Another great resource is a slideshow found on Huffington Post entitled 
The 50 Greatest Quotes About Poetry From Poets

Let us, here at The Things You Can Read, how you plan to celebrate National Poetry Day, UK!

Happy National Poetry Day!
The Things You Can Read
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