Shel Silverstein's Official Site - you can download a Poetry Workshop Kit or browse for lessons, activities, and games.
I used the poem Hector the Collector by Shel Silverstein to create the word clouds below.
Tagxedo - this is an excellent way for students to create shape poems. You can select from their shape menu or upload your own. There is also the option to customize the font and color scheme.
Wordle - is another great website where students can create word clouds and customize the layout, font, and colors scheme.
ReadWriteThink - there are several fun poem interactive activities students can complete. You can click on the images below to be taken directly to them.
RIF Reading Planet - Poetry Splatter is fun for all ages. Just choose a poem from the list and start filling in the poem with words splattered on the screen.
Rhyme Zone - Perfect for helping you create your own poem. You can search for rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, similar sounding words, and a lot more options! I wish I was using this website a long time ago.
And last but not least... Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4kids website that has a plethora of poetry fun and information.
April isn't over yet so there is still plenty of time to check out these great resources for National Poetry Month. If you are like me, you'll spend just as much time as the students do reading all the fun poems! Enjoy :)