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Poetry & Language Arts

About.com Guide to Poetry
  About.com's poetry page administered by Bob Holman and Margery Snyder. Includes history, biographies, announcements, reviews, related sites, a forum, and more.
Academy of American Poets
  Parent organization for Poets.org and the Online Poetry Classroom. The Academy website offers poet biographies, poems, interviews, events listings, information on awards and programs, and more.
American Collection Educators' Site
  A great teacher resource site that houses an extensive video catalog, curriculum recommendations from teachers striving for excellence in the classroom, a literary map and more.
American Verse Project
  A collaboration between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative and the University of Michigan Press that is working to develop a comprehensive archive of American poetry prior to 1920.
Community~Word Project
  The Community-Word Project is a not-for-profit New York City-based arts-in-education literacy program.
Favorite Poem Project
  A program developed by former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, features video of Americans reciting their favorite poems. Also offers teaching ideas from instructors who have incorporated the program into their classrooms.
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program
  Information on the Dodge Poetry Program, geared towards helping high school teachers bring poetry to the classroom, as well as information on the biennieal Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey.
The Global Schoolhouse
  Global Schoolhouse has joined forces with Lightspan.com to encourage online collaborative learning. Links on this page will lead users to Global Schoolhouse content and tools, plus a wealth of material on Lightspan.com. Includes poetry curriculum suitable for grades 9 through 12.
Glossary of Poetic Terms
  Extensive glossary from the University of Toronto covering a broad range of definitions and examples.
Handbook of Terms for Discussing Poetry
  A small site created by a professor and students from his "Introduction to Poetry" class. Covers figurative language and rhythm and meter, among others.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Literature and Language Arts
  Site developed by Kathy Schrock, District Technology Department Head for the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District on Cape Cod, MA, in conjunction with Discovery.com. This site offers lesson plans, a glossary builder, and many other tools for the classroom.
A Literary Index: Internet Resources in Literature
  A Literary Index provides both an overview and a review of the more significant collections of Internet literary resources of interest to scholars, students, and lovers of literature.
Modern American Poetry
  A site offering information on modern American poets and poems, including close readings of poems, biographical information on poets, historical background, essays, and more.
Perspectives in American Literature
  A site featuring literary biographies and extensive bibliographies for more than 240 American authors.
Poetry Class
  A British site containing suggestions for working imaginatively with poetry in the classroom. Includes brief curricula by poets with teaching experience and an extensive list of poetry-related links.
Poet's Corner
  A vast site that houses author, title and subject indexes, biographies, photographs and more.
Representative Poetry Online
  University of Toronto's English Department website. Includes a large, searchable database of poets and poems, an extensive poetic terms glossary, as well as various critical essays.
SUNY Buffalo's Electronic Poetry Center
  Showcases poems integrating technology; these poems include graphics, hyperlinks within text, and innovative uses of other contemporary technologies. A good source for ideas on how to integrate technology into your poetry curriculum.
Poetry Curricula & Curricula Resources


Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  A unique international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas, ASCD's mission is to forge covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners.
Blackboard
  This site allows teachers to create an online course website. Create a website where your students can access their assignments, grades, links chosen by you, discussion forums, and announcements.
Classroom Poetry Kit
  HarperCollins Children's Books presents a Classroom Poetry Kit with curriculum-focused teaching materials that are based on the poetry of Shel Silverstein and are geared to children of all ages.
The Close Reading of Poetry
  Designed for high school and college freshmen, this informative guide "walks" students through the process of closely reading a poem while asking questions and providing key definitions.
EdSITEment Literature and Language Arts
  Offers lesson plans and an extensive list of links to other high quality education websites.
Favorite Poem Project
  A program developed by former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, features video of Americans reciting their favorite poems. Also offers teaching ideas from instructors who have incorporated the program into their classrooms.
Fooling with Words
  A site built by pbs.org to detail "Fooling with Words," the 2000 Grace Dodge Poetry Festival documentary made for young readers of poetry. The site includes a Teacher's Guide, three lesson plans, audio clips and poems from each of the festival's featured poets.
The Global Schoolhouse
  Global Schoolhouse has joined forces with Lightspan.com to encourage online collaborative learning. Links on this page will lead users to Global Schoolhouse content and tools, plus a wealth of material on Lightspan.com. Includes poetry curriculum suitable for grades 9 through 12.
New York City Board of Education Teaching & Learning Curriculum Support Websites
  Provides a substantial list of links to curriculum, resource guides, information on the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and more.
Poetry 180
  A poem a day for American high schools. Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins' education initiative which includes a poem for each day of the academic year.

Writers in the Schools Programs


Alabama State Council on the Arts
  Teachers may choose from a list of state-approved artists and writers to apply for residency in their school.
Alaska State Council on the Arts
  Teachers may apply for matching funds grants for a writer residency.
Arizona Commission on the Arts
  Teachers may apply for a matching grant for two- to four-week writer residencies.
Arkansas Writers in the Schools Program
  A Writers in the Schools program overseen by the University of Arkansas and staffed by graduate students from that institution.
California Poets in the Schools
  A writers-in-the-schools program that provides workshops taught by published poets to rural and urban communities.
Delaware Division of the Arts
  A literature residency can be obtained via a Project Support or Opportunity grant.
District of Columbia Commission on the Arts & Humanities
  Writers residencies can be organized by applying for The Arts Education Project Grant.
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
  Writer and artist residencies can be arranged by contacting the Division of Cultural Affairs, located at bottom of page.
Georgia Council for the Arts
  Georgia's Artists-in-Education program will provide matching funds for up to $475 per week.
Idaho Commission on the Arts
  Offers Creative Writing and other arts residencies.
Idaho Writers in the Schools Program
  Under the tutelage of writer-in-residence programs in New York, Houston and Seattle, Idaho begins its first program.
Illinois Arts Council
  Provides residencies lasting from one to six months through their Arts in Education program.
University of Evansville WITS Program
  University of Evansville trains groups of undergraduates to participate in a Writers in the Schools program serving Indiana.
Iowa Arts Council
  Funding for writing residencies can be applied for through their Arts in Education program.
Kentucky Arts Council
  Awards from $2,325 to $5,760 for Literary Arts and other arts residencies.
Louisiana Division of the Arts
  Offers Literature residencies through its Artists in the Classroom program.
Maine Arts Commission
  Offers matching grants of up to $8000 for residencies and other education programs.
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance
  A group of Maine publishers and writers dedicated to supporting literature in Maine, with a history of some school residency programs. Contact directly.
Maryland State Arts Council
  Offering a literary artist-in-residence program.
Michigan Creative Writers in Schools
  ArtServe Michigan funding to schools for short, in-school residences of creative writers throughout the state.
Minnesota State Arts Board
  Offers the Arts in Education School Support grant program, a matching grant for artist residencies.
Community Programs in the Arts
  Minnesota's largest residency program.
Missouri Alliance for Arts Education
  Offers language arts residencies.
Montana Arts Council
  Will provide up to two-thirds compensation for a Literary Arts residency.
Nebraska Arts Council
  Offers over $2000 through its Artists in Schools/Communities Residency Sponsor Grants.
Nevada Arts Council
  Offers an Artist in Residence (AIR) program for Literature.
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  Short-term residencies concentrate on prose, poetry and playwriting with Council funds providing the artist's fee.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative
  Creator and pioneer of the Writers in the Classroom model, T&W is available to New York teachers.
North Dakota Council on the Arts
  Offers grants for up to 50% of a writer's residency fee.
Ohio Arts Council
  Offering residencies in all of the arts.
Oklahoma Arts Council
  Offering financial assistance for schools desiring an artist in residence.
Oregon Arts Commission
  Assists in facilitating artist residencies by creating regional partnerships.
Oregon Writers in the Schools Program
  Offering up to twelve residencies to Portland area schools.
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  Offers residency grants of up to 50% of artist's residency fee.
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
  RISCA's current education program offers a Request for Proposals that will respond to artist residencies.
South Carolina Arts Commission
  Offers "Residency-Plus" grants, providing for required artist resident labs, as well as additional class time, to be directed by the teacher.
South Dakota Arts Council
  Offering an artist-in-residence program.
Tennessee Arts Commission
  Offering grants for artist residencies, teacher training and special projects.
Texas Writers in the Schools Program
  A Texas-based program bringing writers to primarily at-risk, urban schools, but offering their services and various programs to most interested teachers.
Virginia Commission for the Arts
  Provides financial assistance to teachers seeking artist residencies.
Washington State Arts Commission
  Offers residency grants to bring writers and artists into the classroom.
Seattle Arts & Lectures WITS Program
  Seattle Arts & Lectures offers long-term and day-long residencies.
West Virginia Commission on the Arts
  Email the commission directly for a copy of the Arts in Education Artist Directory and Program Guide necessary to apply for up to 50% in financial assistance for an artist residency.
Wyoming Arts Council
  Offers three major arts in education grants: AIE Shortform, AIE Project, and Art is Essential. Artist residencies can be funded using these grants.

Education Technology

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  Educational and professional organization dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching at all levels with information technology. Find out about conferences, projects, grants and publications.
Center for Children and Technology
  CCT, founded at Bank Street College of Education in 1981 and now a division of the Education Development Center, CCT aims to improve education by altering the circumstances of teaching and learning through collaboration. An Online Poetry Classroom partner, CCT will develop evaluation strategies for the program.
Converge Magazine
  An online and print magazine discussing and encouraging the uses and changing faces of technology in the classroom.
e-Learn
  Set of free web-based tools created by educators and educational experts to develop the way K-12 teachers teach, learn, and stay informed. You can explore these tools using the e-Learn demo.
eSchool News Online
  A frequently updated site hosting daily news headlines, career and funding centers, technology forums, and suggestions for renowned educational publications.
Harvard Project Zero
  An educational research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that has created the Active Learning Practices for Schools (ALPS) program as well.
Institute for Learning Technologies
  ILT, a division of Columbia University's Teachers College, aims to nurture, in a sustained manner, the humane application of information technologies, expanding educational opportunity and achievement. An Online Poetry Classroom partner organization, ILT hosts the Summer Institutes and develops and leads technology workshops for Summer Institute Teaching Fellows and Resident Poets.
Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments
  An online jounal with essays focusing on technology in classrooms.
Sarabande in Education
  Commercial site with the goal of furthering today's small presses. Offers special online features if a Sarabande book is being taught in the classroom.
Voice of the Shuttle: Teaching Resources
  An extensive list of teaching resources on the web listed by topic and including Literature. Also contains a special list of technology-related links.
Online Teaching Tools

Blackboard
  This site allows teachers to create an online course website. Create a website where your students can access their assignments, grades, links chosen by you, discussion forums, and announcements.
TeacherWeb
  A site allowing teachers to create free webpages for use in the classroom.
e-Learn
  Set of free web-based tools created by educators and educational experts to develop the way K-12 teachers teach, learn, and stay informed. You can explore these tools using the e-Learn demo.
ThinkWave
  Commercial site offering management software for teachers.
TrackStar
  An online interface that helps instructors organize and annotate websites into lessons.
Government Resources

American School Directory
  Internet guide to 108,000 K-12 schools, providing information, communication and payment tools for teachers, students, parents, local communities and families planning a move.
Arts Education Policies in the States
  A searchable database, organized by state, primary topics and keywords to search for education policies, contacts and resource links.
ERIC: The Educational Resources Information Center
  ERIC is the Educational Resources Information Center, a federally-funded national information system that provides, through its 16 subject-specific clearinghouses, associated adjunct clearinghouses, and support components, a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues. AskERIC is a personalized Internet-based service providing education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and anyone interested in education throughout the United States and the world.
National Center for Education Statistics
  Federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing educational data.
United States Department of Education
  Contains general information on funding, recent research reports, programs, news, events, publications, and more.
Conferences, Workshops & Festivals

Fooling with Words
  A site built by pbs.org to detail "Fooling with Words," the 2000 Grace Dodge Poetry Festival documentary made for young readers of poetry. The site includes a Teacher's Guide, three lesson plans, audio clips and poems from each of the festival's featured poets.
The Frost Place
  The Frost Place is host to a series of festivals and conferences. The website provides details for each of these events, including "The Conference on Poetry and Teaching." The website also provides particulars on visiting the Frost House museum (Frost's farm) in New Hampshire.
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
  Information on the biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, held in New Jersey. Information can also be found on the Dodge Poetry Program, geared towards helping high school teachers bring poetry to the classroom.
The Institute for Writing and Thinking
  Summer one-day and weekend workshops for development in writing in all subjects held on the Bard College campus in upstate New York.
Key West Literary Seminar
  The Seminar strives to preserve literary heritage by promoting dialogue among writers, scholars, and readers at its annual January seminar and through readings, writing workshops and literary walking tours throughout the year.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York
  The Learning section of MoMA's website. Includes information on professional development workshops, student classes, The Visual Thinking Curriculum and more.
The National Council of Teachers of English
  NCTE's convention page, housing information on upcoming seasonal and annual conventions.
People's Poetry Gathering
  Held bi-annually in New York City, and taking place at locations all over Lower Manhattan, PPG hosts discussion panels, readings, workshops, lectures, films and much more. The 2001 event featured an Open Mic for Teachers.
Professional Development

The Association of American Educators
  The AAE is a nonprofit, national professional association that advocates for America's educators.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  A unique international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas, ASCD's mission is to forge covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners.
Bread Loaf School of English
  Four summer degree and non-degree graduate programs in English, held in four different locations around the country and abroad. These programs are attended primarily by middle and high school teachers of English.
Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Network
Educause
  Education and Information Technology.
Education Central
  An electronic communication and resource center for professional educators. It is a vehicle by which all educators can exchange views and experience, questions and answers, broaden their collegial associations, discuss educational issues and policy, and easily find resources related to professional education.
The Frost Place
  The Frost Place is host to a series of festivals and conferences. The website provides details for each of these events, including "The Conference on Poetry and Teaching." The website also provides particulars on visiting the Frost House museum (Frost's farm) in New Hampshire.
The Institute for Writing and Thinking
  Summer one-day and weekend workshops for development in writing in all subjects held on the Bard College campus in upstate New York.
Museum of Modern Art in New York
  The Learning section of MoMA's website. Includes information on professional development workshops, student classes, The Visual Thinking Curriculum and more.
National Council of Teachers of English
  The NTCE site offers responses to current education topics, teaching ideas, email lists, suggested publications and books (published by NCTE), and event notices.
National Education Association
  Tracks current news in education, offers suggestions on improving teaching strategies, audio and video files and many more teacher resources.
United Federation of Teachers
  Teacher resource site containing sections for political action, current news, links and more.
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