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Here’s How You Make a Book Spine Poem with Your Students/Patrons — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes

Here’s How You Make a Book Spine Poem with Your Students/Patrons — @100scopenotes 100 Scope Notes | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
April is here. April is National Poetry Month. April is the time for book spine centos (see above). Give one a try. Or try it with your students/patrons.
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Richard Feynman on Good, Evil, and the Zen of Science, Plus His Prose Poem for the Glory of Evolution

Richard Feynman on Good, Evil, and the Zen of Science, Plus His Prose Poem for the Glory of Evolution | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
"I . . . a universe of atoms . . . an atom in the universe."
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Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education

Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Poetry has been a part of teaching and learning for hundreds of years. But how has poetry education changed? And how are young voices using poetry to express themselves today?
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Quiz: Are you a poetry buff?

Quiz: Are you a poetry buff? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Are you a Sylvia Plath superfan? An Eliot aficionado? Celebrate World Poetry Day by seeing how much you know.
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National Poetry Month begins today! #NaPoMo–Here’s a list of ways you can participate . . .

National Poetry Month begins today! #NaPoMo–Here’s a list of ways you can participate . . . | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
You can "start off your celebration by reading a selection of poems featured on this year’s National Poetry Month poster," via Poets.org.  “A Nameless One” by Margaret Avison “Relax” by Ellen Bass “Design” by Billy Collins “Stuff I probably did and didn’t” by Stephanie Gray “The Act of Counting” by Nathalie Handal “And I in…
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5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrating Poetry Month

5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrating Poetry Month | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
There's no doubt that when taught well, poetry can get kids excited about reading, writing, performing, and finding their voice. Check out this selection of videos about education and poetry.
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124 Recordings of Famous Poets Reading Some of Their Poems

124 Recordings of Famous Poets Reading Some of Their Poems | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature contains 124 recordings of writers reading some of their poems and other works. Many of the recordings are long (one hour+) interviews with the writers during which they read some of their works.

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National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students

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In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry links for educators, including resources from the web, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.
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Brisk and Bright Approaches for National Poetry Month

Brisk and Bright Approaches for National Poetry Month | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Poetry is language at its most distilled and powerful. Show students its life and wonder by teasing poems apart with creative strategies for reciting and rewriting.
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Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.
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National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska's "Vocabulary" -

National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska's "Vocabulary" - | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

For National Poetry Month, dare yourself--and your students--to try reading a poet you've never sampled before.

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Where Poetry Lives

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The PBS NewsHour special poetry series, “Where Poetry Lives,” features reports by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on issues that matter to Americans through the framework of poetry.
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Why Verse? Poetic Novels for Historical Fiction, Displacement Stories, and Struggling Readers

Why Verse? Poetic Novels for Historical Fiction, Displacement Stories, and Struggling Readers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
There are many reasons to write novels in verse, according to author Terry Farish: To reflect a culture’s music and literary heritage; to offer reprises of a language's rhythm; to create a fast pace that mirrors the character’s own ride; to bring the cinematic camera intimately close.
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30 Days of Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate here at The New York Public Library we recorded thirty of our librarians and other staff members reading a favorite poem.
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The Waste Land Cover Band

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Part one of a series: Endure the "cruellest month" with 5 poets' cover versions of T. S. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land." 

Also, if you're on Twitter, be sure to check out #NaPoMo for National Poetry Month.

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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem -- they're short, intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.
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National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students

National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry links for educators, including resources from the web, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.
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About PoMoSco — PoMoSco

About PoMoSco — PoMoSco | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
PoMoSco — short for Poetry Month Scouts — is the Found Poetry Review’s 2015 National Poetry Month project. This April, 213 poets representing 43 states and 12 countries are joining together as a troop to earn digital merit badges for completing experimental and found poetry prompts.

Poetry prompts are divided into five categories: remixing, erasure, out and about, conceptual and chance operation  corresponding to their generation method. Each category offers six distinct badges that can be earned. Badges vary in level of difficulty — some may be completed in less than an hour and within one’s home, while others require additional time, interacting with the public and learning to use new software. Poets choose their own source texts from which to craft their poems.

Poets participating in PoMoSco demonstrate a willingness to experiment and write outside of their comfort zone. While not every poem they produced this month will be publication-worthy,  our poets end the month with some strong starts and a new set of tools to which they can turn to as they continue their career as a writer.
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National Poetry Month | Academy of American Poets

National Poetry Month | Academy of American Poets | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Instagram Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest with The Library as Incubator Project

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Instagram Book Spine Poetry Mini Contest with The Library as Incubator Project | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

What: Book Spine Poem Mini Contest
When: April 21 to the end of the month
Where: Instagram & Twitter
Why: Because ART
How: #bkspinepoem

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Poetry Month

10 Ways To Celebrate National Poetry Month | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

April is National Poetry Month in the US, but online, just about anyone can participate in the festivities of the month. Whether it's through reading the poetry of others, sharing your own poetry, or spreading the joy to others around you, there's no shortage of great ideas."

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360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing

In honor of National Poetry Month, this article from the NCTE focuses on using poetry to teach students how to craft academic arguments.

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Poet-to-Poet Project- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Poet-to-Poet Project- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

For National Poetry Month 2014, we introduce Poet-to-Poet, a multimedia educational project that invites young people in grades 3-12 to write poems in response to those shared by some of the award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors: Poet Laureate of California Juan Felipe Herrera, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Edward Hirsch, NEA and Guggenheim Fellow Jane Hirshfield, Lannan Foundation Fellow Naomi Shihab Nye, Pulitzer Prize-nominee Ron Padgett, Jackson Poetry Prize-winner Arthur Sze, and Cofounder (with Allen Ginsberg) of the Naropa Institute Anne Waldman.


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