Welcome back to school! Plan ahead and bring poetry into the classroom year-round with these resources:
the 2017–2018 Poetry in the Classroom Calendar, which includes poems, lesson plans, and more;
this essay by our educator-in-residence, Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer, called “Poetic Sensibility: What It Is and Why We Need It in 21st Century Education”;
and a collection of lesson plans that are especially suited to introducing students to poetry.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in the classroom with these lesson plans for the occasion, and discover Spanish-language poems (and their English translations) to share with your class.
For National Arts in Education Week, which begins on September 10, learn how other teachers teach poetry.
For the first day of fall on September 22, read these poems for autumn.
For Banned Books Week, which begins on September 24, read about poetry’s place in the history of banned books.