Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? When I was teaching 3rd grade, I always used my Poetry Writing Journal during the month of April. It’s a great way for students to get creative juices running during a month that is often filled with test preparation and/or long testing sessions. Students will brainstorm and write 10 poems, and then choose their favorite to "publish”. We always published our poems by typing them on the computer, adding clipart and putting them together into a book that was a great keepsake for the end of the year. Grab a copy of the poetry journal from my TPT store for just $10.00.