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NCTE Verse, 2020 Edition
In 2019 we turned to our incredible NCTE members to highlight the poets they share with their students and to curate the resources they use to bring poetry to life in their classrooms. As a result, NCTE Verse 2019 was one of our most popular member offerings to date. Building on the warm reception this project received, we are looking for 25 volunteers to keep the project going in 2020. Each volunteer will create a set of resources featuring a different poet. These resources will be emailed, one set per day, to members who sign up for NCTE Verse next April. We will model the design after what we did in 2019, but we welcome innovations on the format.
- Your name and a brief personal bio
- A square photo of you
- The name of the poet you will feature and a brief bio of that poet
- A photo of the poet that can be shared publicly
- A few sentences answering this prompt: “This poet belongs in our classrooms because . . .”
- A poem or excerpt of a poem that this poet has made available for public use
- A list of other poems or books by this poet that you recommend (links where available)
- A brief description of teaching ideas, a lesson, or set of discussion prompts that you have used to teach this poet’s work. Links to full lessons are welcome; all materials must be open source.
Our profession grows and improves when we share our ideas with one another. If you’ve got a treasure trove of great poetry teaching in your pocket, there are others who need to know about it! We know that there are exceptional poets out there whom more teachers ought to bring into their classrooms – you can help make that happen! In addition to prominent recognition of your efforts in the emails that go out, we’ll send you a thank-you gift from NCTE.