In this course you will gain comfort with teaching poetry analysis and writing in your classroom. Using meaningful contemporary and classic poems, you will understand how to break them down and guide students into writing their own poems. This course will help you to discover the joy in teaching poetry! Grade levels:2 - 12
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Explore and understand poetry analysis.
- Read and understand classic and contemporary poems.
- Implement poetry teaching strategies in the classroom.
NotesThis course is available for variable credits. Please check section information to ensure you are registering for the desired number of credits.
Testimonials“This course opened my eyes to many different ways that I can integrate poetry into my district's structured curriculum. I never realized how poetry can reinforce so many different subjects and skills. These books and lessons have given me confidence to teach poetry to my students throughout the year and across many subjects. Thank you for expanding my knowledge and comfort zone with poetry!” —TINT Student
“As always, TINT makes it incredibly easy for me to work at my own pace. The feedback is timely and always reflective of the personal work I’ve completed. It never feels canned or rushed. I don’t usually find texts to be worth using after a class. I appreciate that the books we were required to purchase for this course will be used time and time again as I expand poetry writing with my students.” —TINT Student
“The activities you had me complete made it really easy to actually enjoy the process. Never once did I dread opening the texts and going through the assignments.” —TINT Student