Since Robert Frost encouraged our founder Marie Bullock to “get poetry into the high schools” in the 1960s, we’ve been assisting teachers in bringing poetry into the classroom. Here, you’ll find poetry lesson plans, poems for kids and for teens, essays about teaching, a calendar of teaching resources for the school year, a glossary of poetry terms, and more. 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.
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Celebrate winter and the holiday season in the classroom with this selection of lesson plans feat
Browse these lesson plans featuring poems about New Year's and beginnings.
Browse poetry lesson plans about music or to incorporate into music class.
The following lesson plans feature poems poems exploring many different kinds of family relations
Browse this selection of lesson plans featuring classic and contemporary sonnets.