Poetry for Teens

In honor of National Poetry Month, I wanted to share a cool website to teens who are wanting to learn more about the art of reading or writing poetry. Poets.org is full of resources to help you navigate your way through the verses. You’ll find essays and advice from renowned poets, recommended reading lists, must-have anthologies, poems, interviews, and more. I hope you guys enjoy!

Follow link: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poetry-teens

Read Across America Week

Read Across America engages an estimated 45 million educators, parents, and students nationwide with school and community celebrations from coast to coast. These events are designed to pay homage to the beloved children’s book author and get young people excited about reading.

Millions of students nationwide will pick up a book and set Seuss on the loose in honor of NEA’s (National Education Association)  19th Read Across America Day reading celebration and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2.

“Every year on NEA’s Read Across America Day, the imaginations of children across the country are ignited when they open up a good book,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “While we take a fun and lighthearted approach to our Read Across America celebrations, we do so with a serious purpose in mind: to encourage a love of reading.”

“This national celebration is not just about one hour or one day of reading, it is about cultivating a lifetime of good reading habits that will translate into academic success,” added Eskelsen García. “NEA’s Read Across America brings students, parents, educators, and the entire community together to share the joy of reading.”

Check out this awesome video provided by NEA!

 

Credits to: neaToday, posted in:  Educators in Action: Read Across America