Thursday, January 19, 2017

Get Your National Poetry Month Poster, a New Multimedia Lesson Plan, & More

with 0 comments
View this email on a browserForward to a friend
January 2017

Welcoming the New Year with Poetry


Begin the year by reading, and sharing with your students, these poems of hope, respect, and resolution:


"One Today" by Richard Blanco
"It Couldn't Be Done" by Edgar Guest
"When I Rise Up" by Georgia Douglas Johnson
"Remember" by Joy Harjo
"The Rider" by Naomi Shihab Nye
"Carrying Our Words" by Ofelia Zepeda

Lesson Plan: "Praise Song for the Day" by Elizabeth Alexander

Lesson Plan: “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander

Read notes from poets for National Handwriting Day.

Read notes from poets for National Handwriting Day.

Lesson Plan: "When Giving Is All We Have" by Alberto Ríos

Lesson Plan: “When Giving Is All We Have” by Alberto Ríos

Introducing Poems for Kids


Our new educator resource Poems for Kids features selections of poems that are appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students and curated around specific themes, such as animals, immigration, social justice, sports, and more.

February Is Black History Month


Celebrate the rich tradition of African American poetry this February—and year-round—with this selection of poems, audio poems, essays, and archival letters


Also, take a look at this collection of lesson plans for Black History Month, featuring poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, and Claudia Rankine, among others.


National Poetry Month 2017


We're already looking ahead to April and excited to share our educator resources for this year's National Poetry Month. We hope you'll join us for the largest literary celebration in the United States, and the world!

Get Your Free NPM Poster


Author and artist Maira Kalman has designed this year's National Poetry Month poster, which we'll be distributing to schools, libraries, and bookstores across the United States. Sign up to receive a free copy now!


Announcing Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017


Save the date for this year's Poem in Your Pocket Day. On April 27, people across North America will carry poems to share with others throughout the day. Join us, and learn how to bring Poem in Your Pocket Day to schools, bookstores, libraries, public spaces, and on Twitter (with the hashtag #pocketpoem).


Dear Poet Project 2017


Our multimedia education project Dear Poet, which includes a series of exclusive videos and an accompanying lesson plan, invites students in grades five through twelve to write letters in response to poems shared by award-winning poets serving on our Board of Chancellors.


This year's Dear Poet videos feature Mark Doty, Linda Gregerson, Juan Felipe Herrera, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Khaled Mattawa, Marilyn Nelson, Alicia Ostriker, Alberto Ríos, Arthur Sze, and Anne Waldman.

Dear Poet Project 2017


Watch Juan Felipe Herrera recite his poem "You Can't Put Muhammad Ali in a Poem" as part of this year's Dear Poet project.


Teach This Poem


Sign up for Teach This Poem and receive a poem, related interdisciplinary resources, and classroom activities in your inbox weekly this school year.

sign up


Post a Comment