Poetry

August 17, 2020

Create connections and invite creativity through this virtual or in-person activity in which students share an intriguing object, then write and share a poem about a classmate’s object.

May 12, 2020

Invite young young people to enjoy and reflect on a video recitation of the uplifting poem Sometimes. 

April 13, 2020

A poem, a free-writing exercise, and class sharing can provide support for middle and high school students during this difficult period.

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.