Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Goodbye (for now), National Poetry Month!

It's been a spectacular month, and we're sad to see it go, but the departure of National Poetry Month doesn't mean our love of poetry has to go with it!

Find out more about inspiring your students with poetry by clicking on some of these fantastic links:

Academy of American Poets: For Educators
Free poetry resources, curriculum, essays on teaching, tips for teaching, ideas

EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Literature and language arts lesson plans for grades K-12

826 National Teacher Support
Publications about writing and teaching from 826 National

Favorite Poem Project
Poetry lesson plans, K-12

Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry in the Schools
DC-area Poetry in the Schools program info

Library of Congress Poetry & Literature Lesson Plans
Resources for grades 6-12

National Education Association: Bringing Poetry to the Classroom
Lessons, activities, and AV resources

Poetry Foundation Articles for Teachers & Students
Links for students and teaching ideas for instructors

Poetry Out Loud Teaching Resources
Teacher resources for national student recitation contest Poetry Out Loud

Ideas and methods for teaching poetry

K-12 reading and language arts classroom resources for educators and students

Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Digital resources and lesson plans for teachers

Web English Teacher
Links to activities and lesson plans related to specific types of poetry and poets

Writers in the Schools
Educator resources blog from the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program

Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam
Nonprofit teen spoken word organization based in San Francisco

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