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Back to School with Poetry

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Back to School with Poetry
Martin LaBa

Bring your poetry lesson plans for young readers and writers to life with these ideas from the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Learning Lab. Also available as a downloadable eBook.

 
 

Serious Play: Odes to the Everyday
What first-graders can teach college students.
by Matthew Burgess

 

Adventures in Anaphora
Students write more creatively when they repeat themselves.
by Rebecca Hazelton

 

Learning the Sonnet
A history and how-to guide to the famous form.
by Rachel Richardson

 

The Pursuit of Form
Learning to make effective shapes and arrangements of energy, rather than particular required patterns.
by Robert Pinsky

 

Freedom in Poetry
Freedom is where the artist begins: there are no rules, and the principles and habits are up to you.
by Robert Pinsky

 

Writing from the Senses
Disarming gifted and perfectionist students with sound and synesthesia.
by Michelle Y. Burke

 

Learning the Epistolary Poem
Poems that serve as letters to the world.
by Hannah Brooks-Motl

 

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Originally Published: September 10, 2013

COMMENTS (2)

On September 14, 2013 at 12:35pm Noah B wrote:
where is Tony Hoagland's essay "Twenty Little Poems That Could Save
America"? (http://goo.gl/DlZhS)

On September 16, 2013 at 9:10am Tacorya watkins wrote:
hi my name is tacorya and i really love to write i just
wanna let the people know their not in this alone so here
goes nothing:THE PAIN IS FLOWING THROUGH MY VEINS AT
NIGHT WHEN IT RAINS HOW I WONDER FROM THE PAIN I
GAIN......

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