Inauguration Day Poem by Amanda Gorman

This is a transcript of Amanda Gorman’s poem which was performed at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on 20th January 2021. You can see the poem being performed here. Buy Gorman’s first collection here. I hope this is useful for you – the history and power of political poetry is a giftContinue reading “Inauguration Day Poem by Amanda Gorman”

Poetry Writing 1 – Symbolism

Getting kids to write poetry is often difficult. Some teachers, me included, think of that oasis of poetry writing as one of the only times when we can let students be totally free and expressive. However, the key to creating the best lessons on poetry is structure – if students get activities broken into biteContinue reading “Poetry Writing 1 – Symbolism”