Innovative lessons plans and ideas for teaching creative writing as well as samples of student writing resulting from the lessons.
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 poems in this lesson plan from Joanna Fuhrman.
In this lesson plan, photographs are used to explore point of view in fiction writing.
Tools Gathered from Even-Odd Project Elevators
Using Great First Lines from Literature to Invent Your Own Way Forward
Lesson by Sheila Maldonado as told to Azka Anwar
Using Photographs to Take a Closer Look at Our Parents and Ourselves
Reading lists and resources for teaching LGBTQ+ texts in the classroom.
The names we are given, the names we give ourselves, the names society gives us, are powerful kindling for poetry.
A Lesson Plan for “Dream Poems”
The spider web as a helpful tool to map out personal narrative.
Writing into Autumn