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!
But what about the girl from Nantucket? Our new limerick infographic won’t tell you that, but will give you tips on how to write a limerick.
Callie Feyen invites readers to consider not just what is in a picture, but what’s not in the picture, when finding the story to tell.
In “Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge,” Malcolm Guite tells the story of the poet’s life through the words and themes of his most famous poem.
English teacher Diane Flint reflects on “the heroic” and “the hero’s journey” as a central theme taught in most English curricula.
Ann Kroeker interviews her high school English teacher, who reflects the heart of a guide—a mentor—for anyone who wants to help a student love literature.
Our new infographic will teach you how to write an acrostic poem and have you writing poetry soup for every meal.
Tania Runyan offers some final thoughts about maintaining perspective in this last installment of our series about writing a college application essay.
Just one more week until Take Your Poet to Work Day. For our final addition to our poet collection for 2016, meet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
High school English teacher Joel Jacobson shares his experience teaching a new advanced creative writing class using Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Poem. (Features student poems.)
Once a draft of the college application essay is written, now it’s time for revising, editing, and proofing. Tania Runyan explains how.
Tania Runyan uses a few familiar writing techniques to help students who are starting to write their college application essay.
Take Your Poet to Work Day is coming on the third Wednesday in July. For 2016, that’s July 20! This week, meet English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Tania Runyan gives students an idea of the types of questions they may encounter when choosing a topic for their college application essay—including a list of the current Common App questions.