Tips for Teaching Poetry | Academy of American Poets In addition to participating in the Dear Poet project with students, here are a number of creative and inexpensive suggestions for bringing poetry into the classroom during April's National Poetry Month and throughout the year. These tips were developed with the help of the Dodge Poetry Festival, the National Council of Teachers of English, and Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Preparation Meet with other teachers and local poets to talk about how to teach poetry to young people.Talk with your school librarian about ordering books and creating a poetry book display. Consider incorporating the latest National Poetry Month poster.Order a poetry anthology or other poetry books for your class.Attend poetry readings in your community.Contact your state arts council or your local literary center.Reread some favorite poems.Post favorite poems in faculty and staff lounges.Write at least one poem before beginning a unit on poetry Reading Writing Other Activities Success Stories from Past Years
Poem Generator Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, a Project from Poet Laureate Billy Collins (The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress) Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. Listening to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure. Billy Collins Former Poet Laureate of the United States Learn more about Billy Collins More Poet Laureate projects
How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it) - Notes from the Portable Do you hate poetry? Does the word “poetry” send fear down your spine? I get it! The book of poems sits on your desk. Poetry for many people brings immediate fear of having to search for symbolism. Poetry is one of the easiest ways to get students reading and here are a few reasons why: 1. 2. 3. 4. Ways to engage students in poetry: 1. 2. 3. (Photo below is part of the April Poetry Literacy Center) 4. 5. 6. Grab the FREE Templates here. Sign up below for your FREE Poetry Close Read for ANY Poem! Success! Want more poetry ideas? Don’t have time to plan it all out? 2nd Grade Poetry Unit (This one has also been used in first grade classrooms) 3rd Grade Poetry Unit 4th/5th Grade Poetry Unit Follow me on Pinterest for more Lessons, Ideas, and Freebies on Teaching Poetry.