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24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them yawning! So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorite poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here’s what they had to say about the best poems for middle school and high school students. 1. Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost Discuss symbolism with this short poem by Frost. 2. Discuss the literal and figurative meanings in this poem. 3. Listen to the author herself as she performs her poetry. 4. This poem follows Joe’s pain and suffering she experienced at Schubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia. 5. This poem for President Joe Biden’s inauguration had the nation talking about it for days to come. 6. Recount the dangers of misconception with this poem. 7. Frost doesn’t hold back with this poem, an ideal one for discussion and debate. 8. 9. An oldie but goodie! 10. 11. For your fans of science fiction. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

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22 Ways to Teach and Learn About Poetry With The New York Times In a March 13 piece, “Broadway Is Closed. Write Poems Instead.,” the playwrite Sarah Ruhl discusses the power of language to heal: During the 1590s plague, when the theaters were shut, William Shakespeare apparently chose to write poems instead. From his “Venus and Adonis,” penned while the playhouses were closed and writers were essentially quarantined, came this somewhat strange compliment: “The plague is banished by thy breath.”

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April is National Poetry Month! Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses Students write theme poems in a flash using the picture book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham and the online, interactive Theme Poems tool. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading

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