Poetry Competition For Children – 10 Best Poetry Websites To Help You Write Prize-Winning Poems
There is a huge number of poem writing competitions for children, too; and there are many children who love to enter these competitions. Are you one among them? If you are, you will be happy to know that there are many resources online which can help you hone your skills, find inspiration, and even teach you to write excellent poems while you have lots of fun all the way from the beginning to the end.
- ReadWriteThink (http://www.readwritethink.org) – this is a fun filled highly interactive website which teaches children to write with the help of fun filled interactive activities. The site is compatible with smart phones as well, so you could use it wherever you go. Just remember to print or save your poems at the end of each session for it does not save your work. You can also share the poem with your friends on FaceBook, Twitter or send it by email instant.
You have here various types of interactive forms that will literally take you by hand to write your favorite style of poem, i.e. acrostic poems forms that help children write the most wonderful acrostic poems http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=45, diamante poem where the children receive guidance to write a diamond-shape poem, http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=53, riddle interactive where you get help to find metaphors, smilies, and others poetry devices http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=24.
- LearningReviews (http://www.learningreviews.com/Poetry-Websites-for-Kids.html) – this is a huge list of interactive websites for kids that provide lessons on how to write poetry. You will get here every type of help and assistance you would require when you write a poem, including among others synonyms, rhyming words, and even websites that will publish your work.
- Haiku Poems (http://www.pbs.org/parents/creativity/ideas/haiku.html) – if you like the Haiku type poems, this is a website which will help you organize your words into this beautiful poem form. Another website that extends help on how to write Haiku is http://www.sophia.org/how-to-write-a-haiku-tutorial?subject=photography.
- Instant Poetry Forms (http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm) – this is an excellent website (which won many awards) for children who are starting to write poems. There are forms for every type of poem and every topic. The child chooses the type of poem he wants to write and a form will pop up. The interactive menu will help the child to write the poem and once it is completed it can be cut-and-pasted in a word file for saving.
- Giggle Poetry (http://www.gigglepoetry.com/index.aspx) – as the name suggests, this is a site that helps you write funny poems. You also have tutorials for writing other (serious) types of poems, but basically this site focuses on the lighter side of the creativity and talent.