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NCTE Verse, 2019 Edition
Last year, the National Council of Teachers of English started a new project for Poetry Month called NCTE Verse. Members could sign up to receive daily emails each featuring a different poet and resources that could be used to teach that poet. We pulled heavily from resources NCTE has created over several years: journal articles, Council Chronicle features, ReadWriteThink lessons, etc. But we learned over the course of the month that our members are teaching with poems from many incredible authors we’ve never written about. So this year we’d like to feature the poets you are teaching right now and we’d like your help in curating the resources!
- Your name and a brief personal bio
- A square photo of you
- The name of the poet you will feature and a brief bio of that poet
- A photo of the poet that can be shared publicly
- A few sentences answering this prompt, “This poet belongs in our classrooms because…”
- A poem or excerpt of a poem that this poet has made available for public use
- A list of other poems or books by this poet that you recommend (links where available)
- A brief description of teaching ideas, a lesson, or set of discussion prompts that you have used to teach this poet’s work. Links to full lessons are welcome; all materials must be open open-source.