Since Robert Frost encouraged our founder Marie Bullock to “get poetry into the high schools” in the 1960s, we’ve been assisting teachers in bringing poetry into the classroom. Here, you’ll find poetry lesson plans, poems for kids and for teens, essays about teaching, a calendar of teaching resources for the school year, a glossary of poetry terms, and more. Our lesson plans, most of which are aligned with the Common Core, have been reviewed by our Educator in Residence with an eye toward developing skills of perception and imagination.
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To celebrate Black History Month in February—and the rich tradition of African American poetry al
The following lesson plans for Valentine’s Day feature poems about love and relationships.
Bring poems into the classroom for Valentine's Day and year-round with the following lesson plans