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2021


City Through Poems, Songs, and Artwork

Alla Dolderer
Keywords: artwork., authentic sources, city, community, ESL, global, immigration, local, poetry, songs

Who Am I and Where Am I? A Place-Based Poetry Unit

Emma Connolly
Keywords: comprehension instruction, fluency instruction, identity development, Middle School, place-based learning, poetry, special education, writing instruction

Exploring Our City Through Images, Poetry, and Music

Katherine Volin
Keywords: class, gender, Music, poetry, race

Using Poetry to Confront Neighborhood Representation and Gentrification

Sally O’Brien
Keywords: class, gender, gentrification, High School, intersectionality, landscape literacy, media analysis, metaphor, place-based learning, poetry, race

Never Sing the Same Way Twice: Encouraging Student Voice with Umm Kulthum

Benjamin Perkins
Keywords: Africa, business, Drum, Egypt, Harmony, improvisation, Keyboard, Melody, Music, Performance, Piano, poetry, rhythm, Technology, Umm Kulthum, voice

Gathering Clay: Community Poetry, Individual Grace, and the Limitations of Language

Greg Probst
Keywords: Art, artifacts, community, Creative Writing, Culture, English Language Arts, High School, Indigenous, individuality, louise erdrich, Native American, Navajo, neoindigenous, philly, poetry, Pueblo, society, south philadelphia, southwestern

2020


Speculative Poetry: Making Sense of the Present and Shaping the Future

Sarah Vieldhouse
Keywords: analysis, imagination, poetry, speculative poetry

Slavery: A Tough Lesson to Learn

Margo Pinckney-Wilson
Keywords: diversity, poetry, Slavery

2019


Poets Imagining the City

Sally O’Brien
Keywords: imagination, Literature, O'hara, poetry, Whitman, writing prompts

Borders and Doorways: Using Poetry of Constraint to Explore Boundaries and Possibilities

Sophia Renda
Keywords: English, History, poetry, us history

I Am UnBroken: Deconstructing Modern American Poetry to Promote Self-Actualization For English Language Learners

Lisa (Yuk Kuen) Yau
Keywords: American poetry, Emily Dickinson, poetry, Walt Whitman

Dawning of A Sunrise

Valerie Adams
Keywords: Critical thinking, Drama, ELA, fables, folktales, frame story, frame tale, Middle East, multi-intelligence, narrative, pair, Personal Identity, poetry, Reading, share, short stories, South Asia, storytelling, think, writing

The Art of Literature: Visual Stimuli that Constructs Communication

Silvino J. Alexander Jr.
Keywords: "Third Space" Paradigm, Art, comic books, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP), History, literacy, poetry, THAL (Technology

PoetryTeaches Too!

Nicole Flores
Keywords: close reading, comprehension, comprehension skills, poetry

Identity and Ideology: Using Poetry to Explore Who You Are and What You Believe

Ellen Powell Fracassini
Keywords: Identity, ideology, poetry

Teaching African-American History Through Contemporary Modern Poetry

Chanelle Harley
Keywords: African American culture, African American History, modern poetry, poetry

Examining the Human Condition Through Paired Poems: The Universal & The Particular

Kristin R. Luebbert
Keywords: Aracelis Girmay, Claude McKay, Eve Ewing, Langston Highes, poetry, Ross GAy, vocabulary, vocabulary development

Come for It! An Introduction to Poetry and Poetics

Robert McClung
Keywords: anthology, close reading, collaborative learning, independent learning, modern poetry, poetry

Erasing History: Engaging with Primary Sources Through Erasure Poetry

Matthew Menschner
Keywords: Bill of Rights, blackout poetry, constitution, Declaration of Independence, historical documents, History, poetry

Poets Imagining the City

Sally O’Brien
Keywords: imagination, Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver, poetry, writing prompt