A lesson plan for collaborative poems inspired by Aracelis Girmay.
A conversation with Aracelis Girmay on poetry, teaching, and picture books.
A poetry-inspired mural at Lea Elementary in West Philly.
A Lesson Plan for “Dream Poems”
A Creative Exercise in Seeing, Writing, and Making Spontaneous Broadsides
Writing lyric list poems and anaphora with the help of Joe Brainard’s “I Remember.”
An Interview with Elizabeth Acevedo
An activity inspired by the poems of Mary Oliver and Walt Whitman
Celebrate any season by writing original and daring poems inspired by E.E. Cummings and his rambunctious wordplay.
An activity that encourages young writers to explore the five senses, inspired by the Louis Armstrong song.
Delicious Details take center stage in this writing exercise inspired by N. Scott Momaday’s “Delight Song of Tsoai-talee.”
Tips for leading imaginative writing lessons at home
An Interview with Poet and Teacher Ross Gay
Using Creative Writing to Inspire Choreography
Student Writing from P.S. 51
The Queer Brilliance of I Remember
Collaborative Poems in the Classroom
Teaching Poems on Poetry
An Anthology of Poetry
A lesson about imaginative description in poetry.
A new lesson for an old favorite.
A conversation with second-grader Ahrar.
An interview with James Lecesne
An interview with Ron Padgett.