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April is National POETRY Month

March 21st, 2012

2012 will mark the 14th National Poetry Month across Canada. Lead by the League of Canadian Poets, National Poetry Month, ” …brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, and poets across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada‚Äôs culture.” Education researchers agree; poetry is an excellent medium for literacy development for students of all ages and abilities
Check out this report by Dr. Janette Hughes of UOIT
The TRC has print, audio, film, and kit format resources to support the use & creation of poetry across the curriculum. Contact Peggy Lunn [peggy.lunn@queensu.ca], the TRC Librarian, or talk to your Teacher Librarian or school library staff for poetry resource suggestions.