Resource Ideas

  • Share Chris Raschka’s Meet-the-Author Movie describing how concrete poetry—“the yoga of words”—creates images in a new way.

  • Consider this Audio Excerpt from The Crossover by Kwame Alexander to model the nuances of reading poetry aloud.

  • Access lesson and activity ideas in the Educator’s Guide from Teaching Latin America through Literature for Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings.

  • Celebrate award-winning poetry with this list of Lee Bennett Hopkins Award winners.

Activity Ideas

Complete Poem Readings and Accompanying Lesson Ideas

  • View the complete readings read by author Charles Waters for poems from Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z. Access the Discussion Guide from Lerner to guide conversation.

  • Watch the Complete Video Reading of “Activism Everywhere” from the book Woke by Mahogany L. Browne, and then participate in the Writing Class from Macmillan Children’s Books.

  • Tune in to these Complete Readings of poems from The Black Flamingo and then use the Reading Resources from Carnegie and Kate Greenaway to spark discussion.