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Reciting Favorite Poems
Students select their favorite poems to recite and videotape. They describe the personal significance of the poems prior to the recitation. The videos are placed in the school archives.
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More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Poetry…Do I Dare?
Whether you're considering a poetry unit or just want to incorporate more poetry in your curriculum, this unit plan is a must-have. Packed with poems, teaching points, powerful prompts, and poetry performance suggestions, the resource is...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Poems Aloud: Sound and Meaning
Poems are meant to be read aloud, so why not spend a whole class on poetry reading? This resource offers ideas and a basic outline for a poetry reading activity, as well as a list of suggested poems to read. The resource suggests that...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Poem in Your Pocket Day: Ideas for Celebrating
First instituted in New York City in 2002 and recognized nationwide in 2009, "Poem in Your Pocket Day" is part of National Poetry Month (April) and celebrates poetry in everyday life. A brief news story includes 9 ideas about how to...
K - 12th English Language Arts