March #NCTEchat: Teaching Living Poets - National Council of Teachers of English
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March #NCTEchat: Teaching Living Poets

#NationalPoetryMonth is coming in April! To help prepare, we hope you can join us this Sunday, March 18, at 8 p.m. ET, for an #NCTEchat centered around teaching living poets. We hope you will share your knowledge and learn with us on Twitter!


Here are the questions for the Twitter chat:

Q1. What does teaching living poets mean to you? Why do you teach their work?

Q2. Share your favorite classroom activities for getting students involved in understanding poetry and writing their own (beyond class discussions).

Q3. Share the name of a poet or poem that has been a mentor or mentor text for your students. What makes that poet or text influential?

Q4. What are some ways you’ve found to bring canonical poets into conversation with living poets in your classroom? What are some of your favorite pairings?

Q5. What is one new poetry idea from this chat that you plan to bring into your classroom for #NationalPoetryMonth or in the coming year?


We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

Interested in sharing even more ideas related to poetry? Be sure to sign up for NCTE Verse, a member-exclusive FREE professional learning opportunity aimed at providing ideas and inspiration around poets and poetry!