Digital Library Bulletin Board -- Poetry Gr 7-12


April is National Poetry Month! Get your middle and high school students excited by playing this Digital Bulletin Board on a loop in the library! Includes poems, fun facts, trivia, booktalks, would-you-rathers, and more! Editable in PPT and Google Slides.


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Needed to open and editGoogle™ Slides OR PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

Recommended for Grades7-12

What’s Included:

  • 65 PPT slides + Google™ Slides link (all text is editable)
  • Recommended Reads (1 page, editable in PDF and PPT; hand out to teachers, students, and parents)
  • Basic Google Classroom directions
  • How to set PPT slide timings directions


About the Digital Bulletin Board:

  • All text is editable in PPT and Google™ Drive. Images have been flattened to protect the copyright.
  • Scroll the presentation using automatic timings (instructions included).
  • This presentation can be used as a communication device, a library booktalk, and/or library lesson.
  • All slides are in 11″ X 8.5″ letter-size (landscape), which allows for easy printing, if desired.


65 PPT + Google Slides include:

  • Facts and information about:

    • National Poetry Month
    • poetry slam
    • origins of Mother Goose
    • epic poetry
    • free verse
    • presidential inauguration poetry
    • the longest poem in the world
    • the oldest poem in the world
    • an unusual book binding
    • price of rare books versus rare coins
    • the 800 section of the library


  • Includes all or part of the following poems:

    • “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
    • “Fog” by Carl Sandburg
    • “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • “Grass” by Emily Dickinson
    • “Hope is the Thing With Feathers” by Emily Dickinson
    • “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot


  • Mentions all of the following epic poems (no excerpts): 

    • The Epic of Gilgamesh
    • The Odyssey
    • The Epic of Manas
    • Mahabharata
    • The Canterbury Tales


  • Poets mentioned:

    • Robert Frost
    • Maya Angelou
    • Miller Williams
    • Elizabeth Alexander
    • Richard Blanco
    • Amanda Gorman
    • Emily Dickinson
    • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • Carl Sandberg
    • John Milton
    • T.S. Eliot
    • Geoffrey Chaucer
    • William Shakespeare


  • Also:

    • 14 book recommendations for Grades 7-12 (14 slides)–all titles are free verse fiction, nonfiction, or collected poetry
    • Words of the Week: free verse and prose
    • Would You Rathers
    • Did you knows
    • Trivia questions and answers
    • Daily and weekly schedule
    • Weekly Birthdays



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Purchase this product now and earn 6 Points!
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