Celebrating National Poetry Month at Daniels Middle School
April is a pretty outstanding month to be a school library media coordinator. Not only is it School Library Month, but it is also National Poetry Month. Many WCPSS library media programs hold poetry slams, sponsor poetry writing contests, promote "Poem in my Pocket" days, and creatively display poetry throughout the library media center.
Today, library media coordinator Kathy McDaniel shares the fantastic "book spine poetry" created by 8th grade students at Daniels Middle School. Book spine poetry falls into the larger category of "found poetry." According to Scholastic, found poetry includes "poems made up of text lifted from different sources." In this case, Kathy helped her students source the titles of books already in the library media center to be the building blocks of their poems.