Resources for Teachers


We have curated some resources for educators to use in the classroom. These come from our own blog, as well as from other poetry organizations that are helping teachers to engage their students with poetry.

Dodge Poetry in the Classroom Series: 

Blog 1: Welcome to the Poetry Zone

Blog 2: Welcome to the Poetry Zone: Part 2

Blog 3: Listening to Poetry

Blog 4: Giving Voice

Using Poetry Videos in the High School Classroom is a step-by-step guide to working with online poetry videos with students at the high school grade level. Perfect for use with our YouTube Channel, which features over 100 poetry videos to explore.

Write to us at poetryprogram(at)grdodge(dot)org for a copy of our latest Teachers Kit, which is full of poems by poets at the last High School Student Day at the Poetry Festival.


Sign up for a free Dodge Poetry Membership, and you can access even more resources for teachers, including:

  • a fun, interactive virtual poetry classroom that you can visit with your students
  • a 25-page Classroom Activities booklet
  • access to our 2020 Festival Video Library
  • an online forum where educators can connect and share tips for bringing poetry into the classroom


Other Websites

Edutopia's Online Poetry Resource page has a great list to get teachers inspired in the classroom, full of links to rich lesson plans, apps and ideas for incorporating poetry into the classroom.'s Materials for Teachers is wealth of information, including essays about teaching poetry; a roundup of relevant websites; and curriculum units and lesson plans for teaching poetry at the primary, secondary, and university level. Don't miss "Teach This Poem" for a new poem every Monday.

Poetry Foundation's Learning Lab encourages teachers, students, and learners of every age to immerse themselves in poetry. It includes articles on poetry and about poets, core learning poems, essays on poetic theory and a glossary of poetic terms. The Foundation also has a great list of Learning Resources for teachers and students of poetry. 

Poetry Out Loud has some resources for teachers who are interested in incorporating their programs into their curricula. 

Scholastic has teaching ideas for teachers of all grade levels, from pre-K inspiration for young poets in the classroom, to high school poetry workshops.