As the unit continues, students will work on analyzing poetry and writing poems of their own. They will share their work with their classmates through in-class “Poetry Slams.” Teachers from other subject areas will be invited to share their favorite poems with our students. Our goal is to make poetry accessible to all learners.
Some may wonder if poetry is still relevant or meaningful in today’s society. Students in our Language & Literature classes were asked about the purpose and relevance of poetry: