January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday meant to honor the life and dream of the powerful activist. Read a selection of poems for the occasion and browse a list of kid-friendly poems about social justice.
In January we also celebrate the written word with Thesaurus Day and National Handwriting Day. For Thesaurus Day on January 18, take a look at our interactive, activity-oriented lesson plan Word Karaoke. For National Handwriting Day on January 23, check out this archive of handwritten postcards and notes from classic and contemporary poets.
Wishing you and your students a Happy New Year!