UNESCO has declared March 21st to be World Poetry Day, and I thought I’d bring together a few related resources — some which I’ve already posted about in the past and others that are new:
World Poetry Day: 28 of poetry’s most powerful lines ever written is from The Independent.
Read Write Think has some activities for the day.
Pay with a poem: coffee for poetry deal spreads around the globe is from The Guardian.
Here’s a TED-Ed lesson and video:
Here are a few more related TED-Ed videos:
POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM: 10 FUN ACTIVITIES is from Svetlana Kandybovich.
Kids and Poetry is from Teaching English.
Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month With The New York Times is from The NY Times Learning Network.
Our Seventh Annual Found Poem Student Contest is also from the Learning Network.
Teaching Poetry of the Immigrant Experience is from Edutopia.
Here are poetry resources for ELLs from Colorin Colorado.
Check out this TED-Ed lesson and video:
Winners of Our Seventh Annual Found Poem Contest is from The New York Times Learning Network.
This Venn Diagram poem is brilliant, and was shared by Tom Bennett on Twitter:
Here’s a new poem called “At the Intersection”, which I have written in the form of a venn diagram. pic.twitter.com/3fivkycE4b
— Brian Bilston (@brian_bilston) July 23, 2015
I wonder if students could try to make their own?
Here’s a TED-Ed video and lesson:
Here are several tools that let you create poetry online.
22 Ways to Teach and Learn About Poetry With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.
20+ Ideas and Resources for Learning with Poetry is from Shelly S. Terrell.
Poetry Writing Made Fun: 10 Cool Teaching Ideas is by CHERYL MIZERNY.
Introducing and Reading Poetry with English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado.
Word Mover – A Great App for National Poetry Month is from Richard Byrne.
Jose Carlos Haro Preciado is a student in Bret Gosselin‘s high school class. Jose has created a nice resource on How To Write A Poem. A little more about Jose: Jose Carlos Haro Preciado is currently a student at Coppell High School. He is from Mexico where he lived until moving to the United States two years ago as a sophomore. He is an ambitious student who uses his writing as a way to learn from the world around him. He believes that by hard work, he can learn to do anything well, including English. He plans to go to college to become an engineer and is a valued member of Coppell’s champion-winning varsity soccer team.
Winners of Our Eighth Annual Found Poem Contest comes from The New York Times Learning Network.
Poets.org has lots of lesson materials about…poetry.
This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry is from The Science of Us.
Social Justice: Poems for Kids is from Poets.org.
— Carol Jago (@CarolJago) February 2, 2018
National Poetry Month Writing Prompt 12/30 is from Young Chicago Authors.
The 10 most Influential Poets in History is a really interesting infographic.
5 Ways to Celebrate Poetry is from Edutopia.
Poetry and Primary Sources is from The Library of Congress.
— Tricia Ebarvia (@triciaebarvia) July 14, 2018
Ideas to Integrate Poetry Throughout the Year is from Middleweb.
The Washington Post reports some good news: Poetry reading by young people has doubled since 2012.
Here are resources on “Teaching Living Poets.”
As part of a poetry unit, I am having seniors find poems that “capture” or “represent”each of their HS years. Each student finds one poem for 9th grade year, one for 10th, etc and explain the selections. High engagement.
— Kelly Gallagher (@KellyGToGo) January 31, 2019
The British Council has created a collection of poems and related lessons specifically for ELLs.
Explore themes of identity, race, and gender with your class as Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Lucille Clifton reads her poem “won’t you celebrate with me.” (Grades 7-12) #WomensHistoryMonth https://t.co/kKVpCKtvsS
— PBS Teachers (@pbsteachers) March 13, 2019
10 Tips For Helping Students Open Up to Poetry is from Ariel Sacks.
Fighting Words: Poetry in Response to Current Events [Contest and Workshop] is an intriguing use of poetry from The Pulitzer Center. It’s too late for students to participate in the contest. However, the materials and examples they share make it a usable lesson for anytime.
Lesson Ideas for Teaching Poetry is from EFL Magazine.
Spreading ‘Poetry Love’ in the Classroom is my three-part Education Week Teacher series.
Literacy at Work: How to Write a Rap with Dr. Chris Emdin is from Houghton Mifflin.
Life Every Voice is “A NaTIoNwiDE CelEBration of 250 YEaRs of AFrIcAN AmeRicAn POetrY.”
Young Black Poets is from The NY Times.
28 Ways to Teach and Learn About Poetry With The New York Times is from The NY Times Learning Network.
Thank Goodness for Poetry is a series of animated videos illustrating poems by Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser and Toyo Suyemoto.
Celebrate Poetry Month with 5 Fun Activities appeared in Middleweb.
Poems, Pictures, and Primary Sources is from The School Library Journal.
— Miguel Míguez (@onthesamepagelt) February 20, 2022
Power Lesson: Poetry Gallery Walk is from Cult of Pedagogy.
Ways to Read, Write, Teach and Learn Poetry With The New York Times is from The NY Times Learning Network.
Facing History has several good poetry lessons:
Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with these 11 FREE interactive poetry lessons created in collaboration with #THEBOOKCHAT, Latinx educators across the country, and the poets themselves! And check out LatiNext from @haymarketbooks!
— Scott Bayer #THEBOOKCHAT co-founder (@Lyricalswordz) September 26, 2022
NBCT @Kathie_Palmieri immerses her 5th graders in writing poems by starting with Peel the Fruit, a visual routine that helps them understand levels of #poetry.https://t.co/Lfo9Ha7ssa pic.twitter.com/hGCAO81jlX
— MiddleWeb (@middleweb) April 5, 2023
Poetry and Identify is from Facing History.
‘Small Kindnesses’: A Collaborative Poem by Teenagers From Around the World is from The NY Times Learning Network.