Innovative lessons plans and ideas for teaching creative writing as well as samples of student writing resulting from the lessons.
Adventures with Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky.”
How the poetry of Robert Hayden and the rap music of Drake can encourage close reading.
The nebulous origins of one student’s pandemic poetry.
Writing collaboratively with kids.
Nurturing perseverance and a sense of exploration.
Using flash fiction to teach personal narrative.
Demystifying and remystifying poetry in the classroom.
Teaching Robert Burleigh’s Hoops.
Reshaping the canon with flash fiction in the creative writing classroom.
How gamifying the writing workshop gets results.
Using a workshop approach with high school writers.
How writing anonymous personal narrative essays transformed a Bronx classroom.
Bill Murray and Ferlinghetti’s “Dog” as an invitation to write new poetry.
How a 17th century Japanese master taught 50 Georgia sophomores the art of contemplative writing and living.
2022 Bechtel Prize Winner Shilpi Suneja’s students make language their subject.
Raising spirits and conjuring magic in the poetry classroom.
A window into The Poetry Studio and the new collection, Another World: Poetry and Art by Young People.
Two high school poetry workshops.
Finding creativity and connecting writing to the natural world.
Making memories vividly present with Mary Kinzie’s “First Passion.”
Writing poems about pandemic times.
A lesson plan for collaborative poems inspired by Aracelis Girmay.
A poetry-inspired mural at Lea Elementary in West Philly.
Jayne Cortez’s poem “These New York City Pigeons” inspires student poetry.