During April, National Poetry Month, students can embark on a journey into the world of daily poetry by tuning into PoetryNow, a weekly radio series that features some of today’s most accomplished and innovative poets. The four-minuteprograms offer an acoustically rich and reflective look into a single poem. In a recent audio, poet Fady Joudah describes a car ride through a national park and observes wildlife, both living and dead. The series is produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and WFMT radio network.
Tell About This is aversatile prewriting or publishing tool that’s easy for young storytellers to use. Dozens of photos sorted into categories, including culture, people, family, and fun, serve as inspiration for prompts.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has compiled a “social justice” reading list for educators. The list includes diverse picture books for early learners and equity-themed books for elementary school, middle school, and high school students, as well as books for teachers that address culturally responsive teaching practices and equity in the classroom.
On September 27, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), two New York Times Learning Network editors, a Times video journalist, and a classroom teacher will host a freewebinar entitled “Picture This: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills With New York Times Photos, Videos, and Infographics.”