Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

On My Bookshelf: Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Poetry 180.  This site includes 180 poems, one for each day of the school year. Use these poems to inspire you to write ones of your own. Have students interpret the poems, consider using one of the poster/collage tools to illustrate the poem.

Poetry 180. This site includes 180 poems, one for each day of the school year. Use these poems to inspire you to write ones of your own. Have students interpret the poems, consider using one of the poster/collage tools to illustrate the poem.

Magic Dough and lab report for the first day of school! - WITH colorful tags or labels that have an adorable poem attached. Directions for making the magic dough, as well as a general lesson plan is included, too! Your kids will have SO much fun with this activity during the first week of school. Perfect for back to school season.

Back to School First Week Fun Pack

Magic Dough and lab report for the first day of school! - WITH colorful tags or labels that have an adorable poem attached. Directions for making the magic dough, as well as a general lesson plan is included, too! Your kids will have SO much fun with this activity during the first week of school. Perfect for back to school season.

Poetry 101: Resources for Beginners- Poets.org - (Click on this link to get to Poets.org's website.  They offer basics on how to read poetry, poetic terms, poetic forms and techniques, and other sorts of helpful info.)

Poetry 101: Resources for Beginners- Poets.org - (Click on this link to get to Poets.org's website. They offer basics on how to read poetry, poetic terms, poetic forms and techniques, and other sorts of helpful info.)

End of Year Portfolios {with Poem}. This would be a cute thing to put at the back of the portfolio and have the teachers sign their names under it.

End of Year Portfolios {with Poem}

End of Year Portfolios {with Poem}. This would be a cute thing to put at the back of the portfolio and have the teachers sign their names under it.

Poems are the best way to welcome students to a brand new year!  Includes 7 poems in color & b/w and the Golden Rule!  Also included are 3 writing activities/responses with 4 different kinds of paper to differentiate for your students and two contracts (for two poems) for the students to sign.  I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year!

Back to School Poems, Beginning of the Year Poems, First Day of School

Poems are the best way to welcome students to a brand new year! Includes 7 poems in color & b/w and the Golden Rule! Also included are 3 writing activities/responses with 4 different kinds of paper to differentiate for your students and two contracts (for two poems) for the students to sign. I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year!

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind.

Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind.

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

A Poem A Day: 30 Poems for Secondary Students During National Poetry Month (or Any Other Time of Year)

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, a Project from Poet Laureate Billy Collins (The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress)

Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, a Project from Poet Laureate Billy Collins (The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress)

Poetry 180 - a poem a day for high school students. Many would apply for middle school, as well.

Poetry 180 - a poem a day for high school students. Many would apply for middle school, as well.

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