32 National Poetry Month Lesson Plans

I’m not sure when National Poetry Month became a thing, but it is. And I’m glad. If you feel April is a great time for teaching poetry and you need some poetry lesson plans or poetry teaching ideas, you are in the right place. If you feel any month is a great month to teach […]

Teaching Edgar Allan Poe Poems: A 4-Step Lesson Plan for Annabel Lee

For the most wild, yet most homely blog post which I am about to type, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not –and very surely do I not dream. My immediate purpose […]

Poems for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a lesson plan: Examples of Figurative Language in Poetry There are few things more annoying for a high school teacher than the silliness of Valentine’s Day. I’m referring to the constant interruptions of love-grams, obstacle-like balloons and flower arrangements littering classroom airspace, teenage guys who don’t have the courage to ask a girl out […]