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Back to School with Poetry

Poetry lessons and resources for teachers.

by The Editors
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.

 
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Audio 

Making the Case for Poetry
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Originally Published: September 10, 2013

COMMENTS (3)

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......

On August 14, 2015 at 10:56am Margaret Bell wrote:
That school looks very much like the one I attended when I was in third, fourth, and fifth grades. The school has become a wonderful toy museum.

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