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This week’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” from Eduhound.com offers sites for teaching poetry.
April is National Poetry Month, inaugurated in 1996, and brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.
- Poets.org: Curriculum & Lesson Plans — Contains teacher-developed units; lesson plans tested in their classrooms. Many of the units use visiting poets or writers-in-residence. http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/87
- Poetry Archive: For Teachers — Features poetry lesson plans, activities, and resources for all key stages and for the inclusive classroom. http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/teachersHome.do
- poetryclass: Poetry Lessons — Features lessons, by age, to help equip students with fresh ideas and methods for making the most of poetry in the classroom. http://www.poetryclass.net/lesindex.htm
- Poetry 180 — Designed to make it easy for students to hear and/or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
- Favorite Poem Project: Lesson Plans — Seeks to improve poetry’s place in American classrooms by encouraging active, engaging poetry lessons that emphasize a direct, vocal connection to poems. http://www.favoritepoem.org/lessonPlans.html
- Guide to Poetry & Literature Webcasts — Use this guide as a resource for locating streaming video of poets, fiction writers, and critics as they read and discuss their own and each other’s work. http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/webcasts/index.html
- Poetry Writing : Scholastic.com — Study the genre of poetry by taking part in step-by-step workshops with favorite authors. Includes teacher’s guide. http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/index.htm
- Poets’ Corner — Features a user-friendly library that spans thousands of works by hundreds of authors covering thousands of years. http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/
source: Eduhound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips,” a newsletter that provides valuable ed tech resources to incorporate into K-12 curriculum. Educational topics, preformatted templates, technology tutorials and practical tips are featured. Judi Rajala asks you for tips on topics to cover — or your tech tips and templates to share. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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