We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019 National Poetry Month Poster Contest, which is open to students in grades 9 through 12 living in the United States. The contest deadline is October 31.
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.
During October, which is also American Archives Month, explore We the Poets, a project for which we commissioned poets to write original works based on the National Archives’ holdings. Then, take a look at this lesson plan, The Immigrant Experience, based on Mary Jo Salter’s poem for the project.
For Teen Read Week, which begins October 7, browse selections of poems on the themes of identity, mental health, relationships, social justice and more, plus essays, recommended reading lists, and interviews to engage young adult readers of poetry.
Celebrate Halloween in the classroom with these poems about vampires, pumpkins, goblins, and more. Then, invite your students to imagine and interpret their own “ghosts” with this lesson plan on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Haunted Houses.”