Poetry

March 19, 2020

This online activity provides a supportive virtual space where students can connect and gather strength during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 19, 2020

This online activity provides a supportive virtual space where school staff can connect and gather strength to support our students during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 16, 2020

The poem Yes, by William Stafford, is a timely one to share with students and colleagues, either face to face or virtually. Here, a reading and suggestions for how to reflect together on the poem. 

June 5, 2018

Morningside Center's Daniel Coles shares the poem "Shoulders" by Naomi Shihab Nye, and suggests ways to use the poem in your classroom.
 

February 13, 2017

Students explore why it is important for people to be able to tell their own stories and relate that to Black History Month.    

June 11, 2015

Students read and reflect on a poem and on their experiences over the past year, and consider things they've learned or goals they want to set for the coming year.   

September 28, 2014

This lesson uses Hispanic Heritage Month as a jumping off point for discussing how "history" is shaped and what we can do together to include a larger variety of voices and narratives in our study of history.

May 31, 2014

The remarkable poet and writer Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014.  This activity, structured as a circle, invites students to consider Angelou’s poem Still I Rise.  It can be adapted to use in a non-circle format as well. 

July 23, 2011

Our ever-inquiring curriculum writer Alan Shapiro suggests books, articles, and a blog that are sure to sharpen your thinking.