Educational Benefits of Poem Performance
Accomodation of Multiple Learning Styles
Increased Engagement In &
Understanding of Poetry
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Keynote & Conference Appearances
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Internet Resources for Teachers
Poetry & Literature Center of The Library of Congress
The Home Page for the Poetry and Literature Center for the Library of Congress. Contains information about the Poet Laureate, Poetry Cybercasts, Center Events, the Bobbitt Prize, the Witter Bynner Fellowships, and an Archive of Recorded Poetry & Literature.
National Poetry Month
The Academy of American Poets presents poems, biographies of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits, events calendars, discussion forums, contest information, and much more. This page highlights the activities for National Poetry Month (April).
Yahoo Literary Periods and Movements
A quick reference guide to sites focusing on literary movements from Elizabethan to the Beat Generation.
Shakespeare on the Web
A complete annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet. Plus, it presents new Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet, such as: A Shakespeare Timeline; The Shakespeare Canon; Rowe's prefaced to his 1709 edition of the Works; Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare; and The Prefatory materials from the First Folio.
Bob's Byway: Glossary of Poetic Terms
A Unique Guide for the Study of Poetry featuring: Phonetic pronunciation; Cross references; Broad range of definitions; Numerous examples; Hyper-linked keywords & cross references; A wealth of poetic quotations; and Writers' guidelines.
Articles, poetry and a free informative monthly poetry newsletter.
poetry related news, books and web resources
National Council of Teachers of English
Tools and resources specific to every teacher.
Latest K-12 educational insight and information on developments and programs affecting public and private elementary and secondary education.
Poet's Corner - Gale Group
Gale has assembled a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics. Within this site, teachers and students can: Read biographies of well-received poets; Take a quiz based on these poets and their works; Follow a timeline of events that traces the poetry movement; Partake in activities taken from Gale's Exploring Poetry CD-ROM; Discover the poems and the concepts behind them.
Learn how to inspire a love of poetry in your students and teach kids how to write different types of poems. Fun poetry activities for your students, including poetry race, rhyme time riddles, and more.
Outta Ray's Head--The Poetry Page
A collection of lesson plans with handouts by Ray Saitz and many contributors; all of the lessons have been used and refined in the classroom.
Thom Prentice Favorite Bookmarks for Teachers
More lesson plans...
Steven Michael Harris's Links to Writing Resources
A ton of links for ideas to get kids writing in the classroom.
The New York Times Daily Lesson Plan
From The New York Times on the web Learning Network, lessons plans using poetry for grades 6-12.
Just for Fun!
Poetry 4 Teachers
Teachers, here is a collection of poems to relieve stress from the day to day experiences of teaching elementary school. Poem Submissions from teachers are also accepted.
Poetry Alive! Message Board
A discussion group for all teachers and students of poetry.
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