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Close Poetry Month with the NYT Poetry in Prose

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If you cling April because it is National Poetry Month, here’s an activity to make the last week a special one.  You can use it to create a spontaneous slam. This week, The New York Times allows you to uncover poetry in prose.  This blackout poetry activity, popularized by writer/artist Austin Kleon, encourages readers to [...]

Inspired by Walt Whitman

BethAnn Olesen, one of my favorite collaborating English teachers, developed a simple project that inspired some outstanding poetic efforts and I thought I’d share. The prompt was to create a digital poem inspired both by Walt Whitman’s I Hear America Singing and by your own personal interpretation of the American Dream. BethAnn explains the details: [...]