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!
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.