Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
These famous words written by acclaimed poet Robert Frost from “The Road Not Taken” are from a poem taught to virtually every child in school. There’s a reason we do this: teach poetry. It’s because the written word can be an avenue for creative expression. Words can move us and change us through books, stories, plays, and, of course, poems.
This month is National Poetry Month, originally created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Throughout the month of April, poets and poetry become the forefront of creative teaching, but just because the month is almost over doesn’t mean this form of art should no longer be taught. We’re here to help make sure you can bring poetry to your students, wherever and whenever. Continue reading