Blogs tagged "poetry"

American Quilts in Poetry and Stories

This Women’s History Month introduce your students to Lucille Clifton a former Maryland poet laureate and National Book Award winner, whose collection Quilting: Poems 1987–1990 was widely acclaimed.Read More »

Winter Solstice Customs ~ Winter Poems ~ new Fairytale, "The Tallow Candle"!

“As the Spirits of Darkness be stronger in the dark, so Good Spirits, which be Angels of Light, are augmented not only by the Divine light of the Sun, but also by our common Wood Fire: and as the Celestial Fire drives away dark spirits, so also this our Fire of Wood doth the same.” —Cor. Agrippa, Occult Philosophy, Book I.ch. v. Read More »

Walt Whitman on the Civil War - Notebooks, Prose, Poetry

Today we celebrate this beloved American poet born May 31, 1819. EDSITEment offers resources on Walt Whitman whose poetry and notebooks convey the Civil War in a most direct and poignant manner. Through his writing students gain insight into the human experience of suffering and grief in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War.Read More »

How popular is Emily Dickinson's Poetry with your students?

As we wind down National Poetry Month, I was wondering how your students are experiencing the poetry of Emily Dickinson? Do they find her 19th-century voice speaks to their concerns in the 21st century? Is her poetry pertinent today or do they consider it a quaint throw back to an earlier era? How do you approach the challenge of teaching Dickinson's unique style of verse?Here are couple of new features from EDSITEment that may open additional dimensions to the study of Emily Dickinson:Read More »

Notes from NCTE ~ Reading the Past, Writing the Future!

NCTE Annual ConventionThis week NCTE is celebrating its 100th anniversary conference in the city of its birth - Chicago, "The City of Big Shoulders." See our EDSITEment Lesson on the Carl Sandburg’s 1916 “Chicago” one of the best known poems of 20th century American literature: Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive and our Launchpad designed to guideRead More »