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Poetry is the key to positivity for National Student Poet

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(Anita Wright/NewsHour Extra) By Anita Wright and Adelyn Baxter One of this year’s National Student Poets is 16-year-old De’John Harges of Cleveland, Ohio. At a White…read more

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First Lady honors National Student Poets — Class Discussion


(Anita Wright/NewsHour Extra)   Have your students read the following article, then discuss the power of poetry as a class using the discussion questions.  Five…read more

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Exploring identity and intersectionality in poetry – Lesson Plan

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By Douglas Ray Main lesson plan Subject English Estimated Time One class period, plus extension activities Grade Level 10 – 12 Materials Computer and Internet access Poem…read more

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Understanding Cuban revolution through poetry – Class Activity


By Gabby Shacknai and Corinne Segal Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist and the son of the well-known Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara,…read more

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Personal reflections on the poetry of Maya Angelou – Lesson Plan

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In this lesson plan, students will watch and read Maya Angelou’s poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” then analyze and reflect on her words. Continue reading

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