Why You Should Start Your Class with a Poem

April is National Poetry month and the perfect inspiration to add more poetry to your curriculum. Brett Vogelsinger, a ninth-grade English teacher, began starting his class with a poem three years ago—he watched his students go from furrowing their brows at the idea, to asking for the poem on the rare occasion he delays until later in the class period. If he can get a freshmen to look forward to  daily poetry, so can you! Brett wrote an Edutopia blog post citing four reasons starting class with a poem “will rock your world” and suggests a few poems to get you started. Check it out!

  1. Mrs Mills says:

    I’m looking to enroll my daughter, in a local program in Detroit,MI

    1. Sharon Crowley says:

      Thank you for your interest in Great Books! We’re confident your daughter would enjoy and benefit from participating in the program. Tom Kerschner, the Great Books Consultant for Michigan, will be in touch with you soon. Watch for an email ending with @greatbooks.org.

  2. Kym L. Worthy says:

    I am looking for a Great Books Program in the Detroit, Michigan, area for my ten year old daughter. Thank you, Kym

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