Modern American Poetry: This website grew out of the experience of editing the Anthology of Modern American Poetry for Oxford University Press. Cary Nelson, Editor
Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.
An UNBELIEVABLE amount of resources for studying American history, including book recommendations, poetry to memorize, YouTube videos, and other links. (Syncs perfectly with CC Cycle 3, but anyone can use this!)
Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" compare and contrast "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade 8) and high school. Have a teen who says they hate poetry? Teens love music - and this is a great way to scaffold that love into interest in poetry. Music by Coldplay will engage and motivate students and it connects so well to this amazing Walt Whitman poem. It's just elusive enough to make them wonder and an effective connection to transcendentalism. Students…