Glossary of Poetic Devices
"Kid Authors is a
creative place for kids like you. Here you can share your stories
and poems with people around the world, including your friends and
family. You can also read stories and poems written by kids around
the world." A clean interface, a good search tool, and an
easy-to-use submission form make this site first class. Published
works are available not only to read, but also to rate on a scale of
one (okay) to five (excellent.) Top rated works get a spot on the
site's front page along with the editors' top choices.
For teens who love to write and who want to connect with peer who share
Poetry Pals is an online
project for K-12 classrooms. Sorry, Poetry Pals does not accept
poems from individual students. Poems must be edited carefully
before submission, and be appropriate for an audience as young as
five years old. Teachers can submit only one poem per student per
year. And unless you agree to become a (free) Poetry Pal Partner and
add the Poetry Pal logo graphic to your school Web site, your school
will be limited to a maximum of thirty-five submissions per year.
A universal writing project for K - 12 students. Poems should
describe you ideas, feeling, and experiences, and they can only be
submitted by teachers.
"Welcome Poets! If
you're between four and eighteen years old, we'll publish your poem
in The Poetry Zone. You'll also find poems and interviews by some of
the best children's poets around -- and much more." Some of the
"much mores" are a Cat Poetry contest which ends May 31,
2001 (those are for poems written about cats, not by cats), poetry
book reviews written by kids, and a monthly poll of favorite poetry
collections. Submitted works can be read in the Poetry Gallery for
about a month, and then are archived in the Old Poems Rest Home.
This marvelous site (with a
yummy color scheme) accepts not just poetry, but also reviews,
research papers, and short stories. Each section of the site
includes some ideas to get your writing started. And being such a
huge fan of reading (you must read if you want to improve your
writing), I was thrilled to learn of the Book Back Chat project –
email discussion groups for readers in grades 1 through 8. A
calendar for upcoming discussions (starting as soon as May 4, 2001)
is posted, and joining is as simple as filling out an online form.