A little chocolate, a little curious monkey business, an inventive teacher and suddenly a young reader is making sweet strides with the tricky words.
We take stock of another richly celebrated Random Acts of Poetry Day with schools, city governments, libraries, refrigerators and … squirrels.
Our preparation for this year’s Take Your Poet to School Week continues with the light and whimsical poems of Ogden Nash.
With a little help from a possum, pumpkin spice, and a classroom of kindergartners, Callie Feyen has a no-write poetry prompt for fall.
Great tips for teaching reading—from librarians, teachers, and literacy specialists—plus professional picks of 10 terrific alphabet books.
Can taking the classroom outside help students learn? Richard Louv says yes in our final discussion of Last Child in the Woods.
As a preteen, a reading challenge at school brought Bethany Rohde into a new world of reading unfamiliar titles and finding new worlds.
Our new infographic will teach you how to write an acrostic poem and have you writing poetry soup for every meal.
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.)
Megan Willome says she’d tell her 13-year-old self to stick with poetry. Tell us about your 13-year-old self in our Joy of Poetry book club.
The teachers we have in middle school and high school can have a profound influence on how we understand and appreciate poetry throughout our lives.