Five Facing History Resources That Use Poetry to Build Skills

Posted by Julia Rappaport on March 20, 2015

April is National Poetry Month in the United States. By writing, reading, and analyzing poetry, students can study important lessons from history and explore topics of religion, culture, community, and identity. Get ready with five resources that use poetry to build reading and writing skills and encourage student voice.

WRITE IT: Found poems

READ IT: Holocaust literature

WATCH IT: Spoken word

DO IT: Questions about poetry

REFLECT ON IT: Poetry and personal experience

How do you use poetry in your classroom? Comment below!

Topics: Classrooms, Books, English Language Arts, Poetry, Writing, Students, Facing History Resources, Holocaust, Memoir, Teaching Resources, Survivor Testimony

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