Margin Notes

TRY THIS TOMORROW: POETS RESPOND

Apr
15

 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. 

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