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What Changes Kids' Minds About Poetry?

Provide time to find poems, time to read them, time to hear them, and time to reflect on the poem through talking, writing, and drawing.   (continue reading)

How To Host a Poetry Slam at Your School by Ralph Fletcher

Participating in this Poetry Slam led Ralph Fletcher to revise his thinking. There is definitely a place for big, splashy events that celebrate many writers at one time.  (continue reading)

Podcast: 4 Essential Studies with Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher, and Tom Newkirk

How do you approach essay, poetry, book clubs, and digital composition? If we reimagine our approach we can open the door to more engaged and challenging learning.  (continue reading)

Special Discount to Celebrate Poetry Month

Use the coupon code POEM21 at online checkout from April 12-18, 2021 to activate this discount. Some restrictions apply. See blog for complete details.  (continue reading)

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)

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