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Poetry: High School Learning Resources

American Life in Poetry:Column Archive :

American Life in Poetry provides newspapers and online publications with a free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems. The sole mission of this project is to promote poetry: America Life in Poetry seeks to create a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.

Angelina Murphy on Twitter

“My students are doing poetry blind dates today! Written on the desks are words found in the poem. Students go on 3 “dates” with selected poems and select 1 poem for a 2nd date to learn more about/analyze. All poems are written by living poets ❤️ #TeachLivingPoets @edutopia”

Annenberg Media: Voices and Visions Spotlight

Voices & Visions, a video series from Annenberg Media, explores the lives and works of 13 of America's most famous modern poets.

ARTSEDGE: Haiku - Learning and Sharing the Beauty of Being Human

Activity teaches students the basics of haiku through individual reflection.

Atlantic: Fiction 2010 Issue

Stories, poems, and essays by Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux, Richard Bausch, T. C. Boyle, and more

A Tongue With But Six Words

Six words, Several syllables, Infinite stories

At the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Tall Tales, Resonant Rhymes

Heading into its 35th year, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. Nev., is a heartfelt showcase for storytelling, singalongs and good Basque cooking.

Austin Kleon: Newspaper Blackout: Newspaper + Marker = Poetry.

A best-selling book of poetry made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker. Learn how to make your own blackout poetry.

Blackoutpoetry with Makey Makey and Scratch

  Last April, my students hacked poetry month with Makey Makey and Scratch. You can read about our experiences in Makey Makey Hacked Poetry Month, part two with more examples, and then try it …

bot or not

This website is a Turing test for poetry. You, the judge, have to guess whether the poem you’re reading is written by a human or by a computer.

Britanncia Digital Learning: The poetry of hip hop: A playlist for your classroom

Expand literacy through rap music with a 1-hour hip-hop playlist that's squeaky clean for classroom listening.

Bubble OUp Classroom: Poetry Beyond English Class

Move over English. Poetry is for everyone. ​ There are so many ways to incorporate poetry into all classrooms. Two easy activities that promote collaboration are Book Spine Poetry and Blackout...

Colleen Graves: Hacking Poetry with Makey Makey

Last spring I hacked poetry month with pencil drawings, Scratch Programming, and Makey Makey. Then this fall for the SLJ Summit, Aaron and I led a few brave librarians through the process of hackin…

Colleen Graves: Interactive #blackoutpoetry with Makey Makey and Scratch

  Last April, my students hacked poetry month with Makey Makey and Scratch. You can read about our experiences in Makey Makey Hacked Poetry Month, part two with more examples, and then try it …

Control Alt Achieve: Googley Poem Projects for National Poetry Month (or any time of year)

April is the time of year For kids to write a poem There's loads of fun activities Here for you to show 'em Google tools can be used ...

Day 63: Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poetry Installations

Each year I love to celebrate National Poetry Month in the library with displays, maker space activities, and, my personal favorite, poetry installations! What is a poetry installation? A poetry in…

Digipoem: Visualise poetry with images

Create digital poems - digiPoem creates visual representations of poetry and other texts using flickr images. Save, share and your digital poems.


'interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry.

Dodge Poetry - YouTube

Welcome to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's YouTube channel where you can see video highlights from past Dodge Foundation Poetry Festivals, some of which ...

Edutopia: 5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrating Poetry Month | Edutopia

#performance #lessons # activities #video. There's no doubt that when taught well, poetry can get kids excited about reading, writing, performing, and finding their voice. Check out this selection of videos about education and poetry.

Edutopia: Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs

History teacher, curriculum coordinator and NY Times contributor Jonathan Olsen introduces us to the six-word memoir, a simple, concise language arts tool for sharpening student focus.

Edutopia: Teaching Poetry With Student Exemplars

Poetry can feel inaccessible to teens, but using examples written by former students as mentor texts brings it within reach.