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On the Podcast: Translanguaging in Poetry with Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera

Poetry can be a great teacher, and in teaching, it is imperative to speak to the multiple experiences and languages in a class.  (continue reading)

Heart Mapping at Home: Meaningful, Authentic Writing

Now more than ever it is important that we create spaces for ourselves and our students to express feelings and process emotions.  (continue reading)

Ideas for Writing Poems in a Pandemic

Carol Jago, author of The Book In Question, shares a lesson that invites students to reflect upon the changes they are experiencing during the Coronavirus pandemic.  (continue reading)

Teaching and Learning Through Poetry

With all that poetry does for us we wanted to quietly celebrate Poetry Month by re-sharing this collection of books that provide support for teaching and learning through poetry.   (continue reading)

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Heinemann!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Heinemann is offering a discount on select poetry titles!  (continue reading)

Building a Foundation of Literacy Through Poetry

Beginning with poems, we can teach students to recognize craft and deepen their understanding of it across genres and beyond specific assignments.  (continue reading)

April is Poetry Month! Infusing Bits of Verse into Current Reading and Writing Units, K-8

Writing poetry provides children opportunities to take risks in their writing, to try the same techniques they admire in the poems they've read.  (continue reading)

Poems Are Not Just Poems

In this video, Amy VanDerwater explains that if we are able to harness a love of poetry and use it as a way to demonstrate writing techniques across genres, students gain a better understanding of writing overall.  (continue reading)

What Skills Can Poetry Teach Us?

Poetry is something that is happening now, everywhere, and we need to bring it into the classroom. In Poems Are Teachers, Amy introduces the skills and techniques involved in writing a poem and how it connects to writing across all genres.  (continue reading)

Science is Poetry Podcast

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, authors Mark Lubkowitz, Amy VanDerwater and Valerie Bang-Jensen. What are crosscutting concepts?  (continue reading)

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