Successful K-12 teachers and administrators build regular “touch points” into their routines to create a safe and engaging learning environment. Poetry can be a powerful tool for offering a shared literary experience in just a few minutes, with both curricular benefits and emotional connections for students at all levels.
Our books in The Poetry Friday Anthology® series and the Poetry Friday Power Book series make it easy to use poetry for integrating skills, building language learning, crossing curricular areas, mentoring young writers, promoting critical thinking, fostering social-emotional development, and inviting students to respond creatively. A shared poetry moment can help build a classroom community filled with kindness, respect, and joy!
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Start your day right with a poem during morning announcements! Principals and student leaders will find many topics in GREAT Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud, from school safety to gratitude for the school custodian. Invite your superintendent, local celebrities, and parents to be guest readers!
Pressed for time? Our books for K-12 teachers in The Poetry Friday Anthology® series include curricular connections to social studies (history, geography), the arts, PE/movement, and science, technology, engineering, and math. Each poem in our core Poetry Friday books contains a Take 5! Mini-Lesson!
Tell us about your conference and inservice needs—we love sharing our passion for poetry with K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, and parents! See a list of our upcoming speaking events on the Contact page.