Back to School with Poetry
Calling all teachers. Bring your poetry lesson plans for young readers and writers to life with these ideas from the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Learning Lab.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND BEYOND
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.
Ways to make every text, every minute count with struggling readers.
Mastering the traditional ways to forge new ones.
A Modern poet’s message and her mediums.
Inviting classroom fun through songs and speeches.
Poetry about learning, for teachers and students alike.
And this is just the beginning. Be sure to check out our Poetry Learning Lab, which includes a glossary of poetic terms and dozens of articles and poem guides for all ages.