Poetry Themed Journals
Create a basketball tournament-pairing chart using poetry and determine a final winner by reading the poems. Learn about conducting a tournament, selecting poems and view examples from other educators. Start planning your
Poetry Tournament today!
2014 NCTE Notable Poetry Books
"Introducing Students to NCTE's Notable Poetry Titles" School Library Journal
The first step in inviting children into the world of poetry is simply reading poems aloud, and these volumes offer many possibilities for read-alouds as well as choral reading or poetry performance formats.
In 360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing, students investigate texts through a full spectrum of learning modalities, harnessing the excitement of performance, imitation, creative writing, and argument/debate activities to become more powerful thinkers, readers, and writers.
Listen to a podcast interview with the author and read the sample chapter to learn more about poetry as a means into academic writing.
Learn more with these ReadWriteThink poetry lesson plans from the author.
In Getting the Knack, authors Stephen Dunning and William Stafford offer 20 exercises covering different types or phases of poetry writing. The authors' humor and nonacademic style will appeal to experienced and novice poets of all ages.
Read the chapter on "Found & Headline Poems."
William Stafford’s son Kim Stafford shares memories of his father’s life and work and talks about his own journey to becoming a poet and educator in this Council Chronicle article “His Poetry Was a Way of Teaching.”
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Poetry Lesson Plans
These classroom-tested lesson plans from ReadWriteThink provide ready resources for teachers working with students from kindergarten to high school.
NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
The NCTE Poetry Award was established to honor a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13.
View more videos and learn about the winning poets today!