According to Poets.org, “Bring poems into the classroom with these lesson plans, which are especially suited to introducing students to poetry and helping them become engaged and thoughtful readers.” This is where you’ll find my “Noticing Poetry” unit plan/methodology published by The Academy of American Poets in February 2017 and other fantastic resources.
More wonderful teaching and learning resources from The Academy.
The Poetry Foundation has a new look and an even greater educational resource on its site. Check it out!
Poetry Out Loud, the largest poetry recitation contest for high school students in the U.S. and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is a well-constructed resource not only for recitation purposes but also for companion lessons to go with any poetry study. This area of their site is particularly useful for educators, since it provides links to poems that make use of such forms and terms.
Based in the U.K., The Poetry Society offers a wealth of resources for educators across the pond, whichever side you’re on.
The wide-reaching site Edutopia is not one to be overlooked for some quality resources about the teaching of poetry reading and writing to students.
From the site: “The Poetry Archive is a not-for-profit organisation that makes and acquires recordings of poets from around the English-speaking world and makes substantial excerpts from them freely available online.”
From the site: “Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is a charitable organization that encourages Canadian students to fall in love with poetry through reading, writing, and recitation.”
Check out this National Education Association site updated during the U.S.’s National Poetry Month (April of each year). It provides links to poetry teaching ideas for grades 9-12.