Back to School with Poetry
Calling all teachers! Find new ways to bring your poetry lesson plans to life with these articles and other resources from the Poetry Foundation’s extensive Learn section.
Elementary and Middle School
A way to start teaching poetry to children and young adults.
What African American poetry teaches us.
Poetry enables students to explore their identities and identifications.
Poems to integrate into your English Language Arts classroom.
Language Arts students in conversation with poetic texts.
Children's poetry and the joys of repetition.
Students use their imaginations to expand a sense of self.
High School, College, and Beyond
Classroom tips for approaching poetry, based on what matters most to you and your students.
Classic poems from a Chicago poet.
Our choices are made clear in hindsight.
An introduction to the greatest English language poet and playwright.
Understanding a poet of the people, for the people.
Celebrating everybody’s radical poet.
How to read the most famous poem “for ever.”
Ways to make every text, every minute count with struggling readers.
Explore the many paths to experiencing poetry in the classroom.
Mastering the traditional ways to forge new ones.
How to Read a Poem
A 16-part guide on where to begin with poetry, with plenty of examples and suggested reading.
By Edward Hirsch
Poetry Off the Shelf: Making the Case for Poetry
A podcast about inviting classroom fun through songs and speeches.
Poems about Teaching and Teachers
Poetry about learning, for teachers and students alike.
By The Editors
Poetry Off the Shelf: Teaching Poetry in Times Like These
This episode covers alternative approaches to teaching in a highly fraught political age.