Poetry


"To have great poets, there must be great audiences."
Walt Whitman, poet (1819-1892)

The League of Canadian Poets (resources pages)

Poetry Lesson Plans NCTE (click here)

What is lyric poetry? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyric_poetry
Example lyric poet: Thomas Hardy http://encyclopedia2.tfd.com/Hardy,+Thomas

Who are the famous poets? Try poetry.org

What is video poetry? See video poet Clive Holden's example http://www.cyclopspress.com/trainsofwinnipeg1.html. Other video poetry examples are: http://www.pw.org/content/six_video_poems?cmnt_all=1 
Who is a slam poet? Check our slam poetry. 

Poetry Lesson Plans:

This is a viewing and representing lesson idea. The poem that creates the shades in this photo is The Lady of Shalotte. The full version of the original poem is here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174626
The Lady of Shalotte (1832) by Allfred, Lord Tennyson. 

Part I
On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro' the field the road runs by
To many-tower'd Camelot;. . .

High school poetry lessons and unit plans from high school teachers. Tested in the classroom http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/6

Bill Moyers describes poetry lessons that make poetry relevant http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/blog/2009/01/the_enduring_power_of_poetry.html

Acrostic Poems http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/

Outta Ray's Head poetry lessons are here. http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/poetry.htm Check out other lessons on this site, too.

“Portals Into Poetry: Using Generative Writing Groups to Facilitate Student Engagement With Word Art” by Linda Young

What is Poetry Cafe?

“Alliteration All Around,” a lesson plan by Rebecca Olien

“Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers,” a lesson plan by Sheila K. Seitz

What is Jazz Poetry? https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/brief-guide-jazz-poetry 

Try Found Poetry (my favourite) Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and re-framing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning.  Try this. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/printouts/foundpoem.pdf
Found and Headline Poetry (with examples)  

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4Kids