Teacher Review for Lark, by Storybird. Make and share art-inspired poetry.

Take student poetry to the next level using Lark!

Michelle N.
Classroom teacher
Lebanon Senior High School
Lebanon, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Lark is a member of the Storybird family -- but this "bird of a feather" focuses on poetry. Lark is a free app, and is incredibly simple to use. Much like Storybird, Lark provides the user with a choice of stunning illustrations -- it is then up to the user to create a poem using the words provided with each image. Any classroom can utilize this fun and simple app -- it may work especially well in ELL classes or excited the "non-writer." I suggest using Lark to introduce poetry as a fun "hook" introduction or activity, and then reintroduce it as an independent practice or assessment activity.
My Take
Simply put, Lark is a fun app. Between the amazing illustrations and the simple to use drag-and-drop word placement, Lark makes creating poetry fun AND easy! Lark is free to download and use, only requiring a login (if your students already use Storybird, the login is the same) to get started creating. The only drawback to Lark is that users are limited to the words provided with each illustration; unfortunately, you can't write your own material. Overall, Lark is easy to use, fun, engaging and presents poetry in a non-threatening manner -- download it now!