How I Use It
I used the Poetry 180 website during the duration of a poetry unit with my sixth grade students. Poetry 180 features a description on how to properly read a poem aloud. Reviewing how to read a poem aloud is a helpful refresher for students. The website also features 180 poems--one for each school day (give or take a few). The poems are written by accomplished poets and discuss topics of interest to middle and high school students.
Each year as I begin a poetry unit, I find myself stumbling back across Poetry 180's website. It is a truly helpful resource that can be used year after year. This website is helpful for middle and high school ELA courses. Perhaps, supplemental resources that went along with the poem may help a teacher in her planning of a poetry unit.