Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
Why write a pantoum? Poet Marjorie Maddox shares her reasons, on the wings of poetry and song.
How best to write tragedy? Poet David K. Wheeler suggests the soft sorrow of the pantoum.
This National Poetry Month, join Tania Runyan to take a poetic twist on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in our in our new book club.
For the Ides of March, Tania Runyan has a Julius Caesar “Opposite Day” poetry prompt.
Not all the boys on the island will admit it, but homesickness is one of the greatest challenges the Lord of the Flies characters face. Poet Tania Runyan and the boys of the island explore a “letters home” epistolary poetry prompt.
Buried in the rich symbolism of Lord of the Flies, Tania Runyan finds a poem for the conch.
Writing collaborative poems proves a fertle ground for students to learn and grow both collectively and individually.
In our reading roundup, A Ritual to Read to Each Other, we consider how to bless Dora Copperfield from Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield.’
Poetry memorization and recitation can be like a magic cloak, with the power to transform and transport students. Learn great tips for how to start, from theater teacher Dana Kinsey.
For National Poetry Month, create an ‘I Love Poetry Moment,’ following the example of Ashley M. Jones and the Magic City Poetry Festival.
The Yellow Wall-Paper may seem like a simple story on the surface, but it’s actually quite complex. This analysis of the classic 1892 story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman probes that complexity in fascinating ways.
Join author Megan Willome as she learns William Carlos Williams’ “This Is Just To Say” By Heart and talks about plums as a breakfast food.
Join author Callie Feyen as she confesses her fear of teaching Romeo and Juliet, and realizes there is much more to see than what she’s afraid of.
We’re getting ready to celebrate Take Your Poet to Work Day! Our 2018 poet collection starts with Argentine author and poet Jorge Luis Borges.
Try your hand at writing a tanka poem with our fun new infographic.
There are two love stories we’re honored to share with a world that needs love. Come learn the secret (and join in a few congratulations!).
With a little help from a possum, pumpkin spice, and a classroom of kindergartners, Callie Feyen has a no-write poetry prompt for fall.
Helping a child learn to read doesn’t require jumping from an airplane. Donna Falcone says you can start with the simple act of play—and other surprising ways.
Reading teacher Callie Feyen has been curious if recklessness can be used to learn, or, perhaps more radically, if recklessness is in fact needed to learn. Watch out, then, for baseball in the library!