Resources for Educators
Resources for educators include: tools and tips for teaching poetry; poetry programs in Massachusetts; and publications, programs, and contests for high school students.
Also, check out what's in store for upcoming Student Days of Poetry.
TOOLS and TIPS for TEACHING POETRY
- The Academy of American Poets (Poets.org)
- MassLEAP Collective
- Poetry 180
- Poetry Out Loud's Teaching Resources
- Article: "Why Teaching Poetry is So Important"
POETRY PROGRAMS in Massachusetts
- Grub Street's For Teens Page---links to their writing classes, summer fellowship program & slam poetry team.
- Creative Writing:
- emersonWRITES---"A FREE Emerson College writing experience for high school students."
- Literacy Empowerment Programs/Organizations
- Spoken Word:
PUBLICATIONS, PROGRAMS, and CONTESTS for high school students
- Bancroft Young Writers Conference---A weekend of learning for writers of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in grades 8 through 12 from the greater Worcester area.
- CollegeXpress---National High School Poetry Contest.
- From the Bow Seat---Ocean Awareness Student Art Contest.
- The Marble Collection---Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts
- Newpages---lists dozens of sites that publish poetry written by high school students.
- Poetic Power---a writing contest for students in grades K-12.
- River of Words---poetry contest open to any child aged 5-19, who has not completed high school.
- Saint John's High School Young Writers Conference---conference open to all students grades 7 to 12
- Student Publishing Program---provides support for students wishing to publish.
- Teen Ink---written by teens, for teens.
- Winning Writers---also lists resources for students.
- Write the World---global online community that helps students develop writing strategies and communication tools
- Young Writers Magazine---publish work from writers aged 13-19.