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Back to School with Poetry

Poetry lessons and resources for teachers.
Martin LaBa

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

Art by Anna Marinenko

On Sound and Rhythm

A way to start teaching poetry to children and young adults.

 
 
 

Image Courtesy of Charis Tsevis via Flickr Sticks and Stones and Words as Weapons

What African American poetry teaches us.

 
 

Image Courtesy of Kevin Dooley via Flickr
Seeing Ourselves in the World

Poetry enables students to explore their identities and identifications.

 
 

From literacymathideas.blogspot.com Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars

Poems to integrate into your English Language Arts classroom.

 
 

ALT Talking To, Talking About, Talking With

Language Arts students in conversation with poetic texts.

 
 
 

HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND BEYOND

Robert Frost Robert Frost: “The Road Not Taken”

Our choices are made clear in hindsight.

 
 
 

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare 101

An introduction to the greatest English language poet and playwright.

 
 

Langston HughesLangston Hughes 101

Understanding a poet of the people, for the people.

 
 

ALT Against Slogging: Engaging Poetry in the Classroom

Ways to make every text, every minute count with struggling readers.

 
 

Image Courtesy of Tim Wang via Flickr Why Write in Form?

Mastering the traditional ways to forge new ones.

 
 
 

GENERAL RESOURCES

ALT How to Read a Poem

A Modern poet’s message and her mediums.

 
 
 

ALTMaking the Case for Poetry

Inviting classroom fun through songs and speeches.

ALT

Poems about Teaching and Teachers

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.

Article for Teachers and Students

Back to School with Poetry

Poetry lessons and resources for teachers.

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