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Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

The Literary Maven: A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year

Comparing poems fosters critical thinking and deep discussions. Because of their short form, using poetry pairings is a great way to expose students to a variety of writers and writing styles, subjects and themes. Here's 32 pairs of poems, a total of 64 poems, to share with your students throughout the year, during National Poetry Month or to run a March Madness Poetry Tournament in your classroom.

32 Poetry Pairings for Secondary Students: Host a Poetry Tournament in Your Classroom

Comparing poems fosters critical thinking and deep discussions. Because of their short form, using poetry pairings is a great way to expose students to a variety of writers and writing styles, subjects and themes. Here's 32 pairs of poems, a total of 64 p

Here are some fun, interactive, and creative poetry activities by Bespoke ELA to get your students hooked on poetry. This list includes 5 creative writing poetry activities as well as 5 unique poetry analysis strategies. These are great activities for introducing a poetry unit and are great ideas to integrate into poetry anthologies!

Here are some fun, interactive, and creative poetry activities by Bespoke ELA to get your students hooked on poetry. This list includes 5 creative writing poetry activities as well as 5 unique poetry analysis strategies.

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School - WeAreTeachers

25 slam poems appropriate for middle school and high school that you can use in lessons TOMORROW.

25+ Slam Poems Appropriate for Middle School and High School

25 slam poems appropriate for middle school and high school that you can use in lessons TOMORROW.

The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative language, and citing text evidence.

Favorite Poems for Middle School

The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative la

Love using film to engage your students? Here are my top 5 films to use in high school ELA classes - for teaching critical theory, concepts in literature, writing, and debate!

5 super cool films your ELA students will love. Introduce critical theory, develop understanding, inspire creative writing, and invite a wide-ranging debate: these films are just what you need!

This blog article explores five key issue for 2018 including: treatment of women, prescription drug use, and troll farming. It also includes a FREEBIE link to Oprah's Golden Globe speech. For secondary ELA.

The Five Most Important Argumentative Essay Topics of 2018

This blog article explores five key issue for 2018 including: treatment of women, prescription drug use, and troll farming. It also includes a FREEBIE link to Oprah's Golden Globe speech. For secondary ELA.

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Here are 15 short story recommendations from middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers. Great for teaching literary elements!

Free Printable Pocket Poems! Perfect for Poem in your Pocket Day or Poetry Month! 32 poems to print and use in your class. Grades 3 and up. From More Than a Worksheet

Free Printable Pocket Poems! Perfect for Poem in your Pocket Day or Poetry Month! 32 poems to print and use in your class. Grades 3 and up. From More Than a Worksheet

Two fun poetry activities for your middle school students! Easy and low-prep!

Two Poetry Activities Your Students Will Love

Two fun poetry activities for your middle school students! Easy and low-prep!

Comparing poems fosters critical thinking and deep discussions. Because of their short form, using poetry pairings is a great way to expose students to a variety of writers and writing styles, subjects and themes. Here's 32 pairs of poems, a total of 64 poems, to share with your students throughout the year, during National Poetry Month or to run a March Madness Poetry Tournament in your classroom.

32 Poetry Pairings for Secondary Students: Host a Poetry Tournament in Your Classroom

Comparing poems fosters critical thinking and deep discussions. Because of their short form, using poetry pairings is a great way to expose students to a variety of writers and writing styles, subjects and themes. Here's 32 pairs of poems, a total of 64 p

Book spine poetry : interactive display

Book spine poetry : interactive display - for next april

National Poetry Month idea?  Have a container full of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) and also residents to mix and match them.  They could be hung by pins or Velcro.  Perhaps once a week residents could vote for their favorite poem?

I used to do something like this with my bulletin boards as an RA, and they were usually a pretty big hit! Would be fun to try with the teens/tweens next year for National Poetry Month! I love this idea!

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year

Come celebrate National Poetry Month at the library!

done-National Poetry Month haiku

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