The Academy of American Poets has been providing resources to teachers since it launched its website almost twenty years ago. The site includes essays about teaching poetry, links to other great poetry sites, and curriculum units and lesson plans for teaching poetry in elementary school, high school, and at the university level. The 38 lesson plans are a great place to start and range from missives on "Guerrilla Poetry" to "Word Karaoke." Much can also be gleaned from the section on teaching poetry. Here, readers will find interesting essays that include Ron Padgett's "Gimmicks" and Laynie Brown's "On the Elasticity of the Sonnet and the Usefulness of Collective Experimentation." Lovers of verse can even browse poems & poets and sign up for the poem-a-day service.
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