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Teaching Poetry in High School

by Albert B. Somers

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Teaching Poetry in High School

Grades 9 – 12
Type Book
Pages 234
Published June 1999
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Albert Somers offers teachers a vast compendium of resources for teaching poetry in a highly accessible format.

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Somers, Albert B. 1999. Teaching Poetry in High School. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

 

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April is National Poetry Month!

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1

April is National Poetry Month!

Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.

 

Poet Emily Dickinson was born in 1830.

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 10

Poet Emily Dickinson was born in 1830.

Students discuss Dickinson's poem "This Is My Letter To The World" and use it to focus on how audience affects voice.

 

United States Congress officially adopted the position of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 1985.

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 3

United States Congress officially adopted the position of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 1985.

Students investigate the website of a past Poet Laureate's project and use it as a model to celebrate poetry that appeals most to them.