As students and teachers return to the classroom after the pandemic shutdowns, Dana Kinsey offers 3 interactive theatre scenarios to help regain their footing.
So much is changing—has changed—in this world. Rebecca D. Martin finds a deep leaving-truth in her first villanelle and her first experience as a teacher.
In this week’s book club discussion of Grammar for a Full Life, Charity Singleton Craig helps parse when the grammar rules matter, and when we can chill out.
Writing collaborative poems proves a fertle ground for students to learn and grow both collectively and individually.
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.
Callie Feyen marshalls Gwendolyn Brooks, the Incredible Hulk and Red Riding Hood in this reflection on teaching, imagination, wisdom and poetry in the varied parts of ourselves.
Our preparation for this year’s Take Your Poet to School Week continues with the light and whimsical poems of Ogden Nash.
English teacher Diane Flint reflects on “the heroic” and “the hero’s journey” as a central theme taught in most English curricula.
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Vachel Lindsay’s “The Dandelion.”
Help our noble hero fight good and evil with an epic poem. Our colorful epic poetry infographic will show you how. (And maybe make you laugh along the way.)
We’re on a mission to get How to Write a Poem (and How to Read a Poem) into classrooms in every state. Join the challenge!
Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. Today we consider Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall.”
The Shakespeare Files is a collection of annotations and exclamations on the poetry of William Shakespeare. Today, it’s Shakespeare’s Sonnet 104.
Why Mark Twain (and countless high school students) wants to dig up Jane Austen and find her shin bone. Love it or hate it, Pride and Prejudice still tops the charts.