TRY THIS TOMORROW: POETS RESPOND
Every Sunday, Rattle posts a new poem to their Poets Respond collection. Each poem has been written in response to a public event that has occurred during the week. Most of the posts also include a recording of the poem being read aloud by the poet. The archives include weekly poems dating back to 2014.
I can think of a number of ways to share these poems with students:
- as quickwrites and mentor texts,
- in text sets related to current events,
- as models for students to use when they write their own Poets Respond poems,
- as an opportunity to submit their work for consideration.
If you incorporate Poets Respond, let us know how it goes with a message in the comments.