A little chocolate, a little curious monkey business, an inventive teacher and suddenly a young reader is making sweet strides with the tricky words.
Random Highlights from Random Acts of Poetry Day
We take stock of another richly celebrated Random Acts of Poetry Day with schools, city governments, libraries, refrigerators and … squirrels.
Take Your Poet to School Week: Ogden Nash
Our preparation for this year’s Take Your Poet to School Week continues with the light and whimsical poems of Ogden Nash.
Write the Moon: A No-Write Poetry Prompt
With a little help from a possum, pumpkin spice, and a classroom of kindergartners, Callie Feyen has a no-write poetry prompt for fall.
Top 10 Alphabet Books for National Literacy Month!
Great tips for teaching reading—from librarians, teachers, and literacy specialists—plus professional picks of 10 terrific alphabet books.
Last Child in the Woods: Place-Based Education
Can taking the classroom outside help students learn? Richard Louv says yes in our final discussion of Last Child in the Woods.
How My 5th-Grade Reading Challenge Opened Doors
As a preteen, a reading challenge at school brought Bethany Rohde into a new world of reading unfamiliar titles and finding new worlds.
How to Write an Acrostic Poem Infographic
Our new infographic will teach you how to write an acrostic poem and have you writing poetry soup for every meal.
How to Write a Poem in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Secret Tool
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.)
The Joy of Poetry Book Club: Stick With Poetry
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.
Poetry: The Teachers Who Teach Us
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.