It’s National Poetry Month! And to help bring poetry to the classroom, we present Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that invites young people in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems written and read by some of the award-winning poets who serve on our Board of Chancellors.
materials for teachers
Since 1996, we’ve been providing online resources to teachers to help them bring poetry to the classroom. Here you’ll find poetry lesson plans, essays about teaching, a glossary of poetry terms, and more. And 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.
“Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community" is a series of lesson plans we’ve developed in partnership with EDSITEment, the educational website of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Featuring poetry by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Naomi Shihab Nye, Claudia Rankine, and others, these poetry lessons plans aim to demonstrate and enhance the role of the humanities in public life.