materials for teachers

Since we launched our website in 1996, we've been providing resources to teachers to help them bring poetry to the classroom. Here you will find a wealth of information, including essays about teaching poetry; a roundup of relevant websites; and curriculum units and lesson plans for teaching poetry at the primary, secondary, and university level.

Our lesson plans for primary and secondary levels are aligned with Common Core Standards, each of which have been prepared by a curriculum specialist concerned with developing skills of perception and imagination. We hope they will inspire the educators in our community to bring even more poems into your classrooms!

 

K-12 Starter Kit

   
Tips for Teaching Poetry 
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lesson plans

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As many of us have experienced, love can surprise us, take many forms, and be
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The American Library Association’s Public Programs Office asked us to compile
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Welcome to the classroom component of this year’s National Poetry Month’s

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Where is the serious playfulness in form? As writers, or explorers of
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The word “gimmick” has derogatory connotations. It often suggests something
on teaching poetry
One evening, after my course on Asian North American literature, I struck up a