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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bring out your students' inner poets!

Do your students cringe when you say POETRY? Do they dread having to write their own poems? Mine often do, but there is help on the way! Check out these cool poetry resources recommended to me by my amazing Media Specialist:

Do You Teach Poetry? Here are 34 Web Sites You'll Love

Acrostic Poems- from ReadWriteThink; interactive
Best Books for Teaching About Poetry- from Education World; for young students
Complete Classics- "10,171 poems from 1,082 classic poets"
Giggle Poetry- humorous children's verse on the Web
Haiku- from PBS Parents; interactive
Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Instant Poetry Forms- students choose from a list of titles and add their own words to create a poem
Library of Congress Poetry Lessons

Magnetic Poetry for Kids- interactive site
Poem Hunter- 310,931 poems from 24,752 poets
Poetry- from Questia, the world's largest online library resource list
Poetry 180- a poem a day for high school students from the Library of Congress
The Poetry Archive- browse poets and poems
Poetry Class- poetry lessons
Poetry Everywhere- PBS series
Poetry for Kids- you will find games, lessons, contests here, all based on the works of children's poet Kenn Nesbitt.
Poetry Idea Machine- from Scholastic
Poetry Resources for Teachers- long list from TeacherVision; grade levels marked for every item (K-12)
Poetry Teachers- ideas for poetry contests, theater, and activities for the classroom.
Shadow Poetry- definitions for over 100 types of poetry, examples included; also poetry guide
Sonnet Central archive of English sonnets, commentary, links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their works.
Types of Poetry

World of Poetry
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