Love that Poetry! Learning to Read, Write and Integrate Poetry!

Course Overview

Let’s have a lot of fun as we play, experiment, and share ways to integrate poetry into our everyday teaching. In this workshop we will introduce the idea of a poetry toolbox, filled with ideas for helping students play with words-- exploring identity, humor, and friendship. Experience devices such as alliteration and onomatopoeia and poetic forms such as haiku, picture poems, and free verse. Leave this workshop with some easy to implement, use-it-tomorrow ideas to integrate poetry in your classroom and across the curriculum. Deepen your students connections with natural sciences, social studies, or even mathematics. You will take with you some concrete ideas for engaging students during April, National Poetry Month, or for livening up every season. Let’s take a moment for a “poement” and celebrate the beauty of words.


Melinda Deal and Nancy Kiefer have been teachers at UCDS for over twenty years. They have taught poetry, art, storytelling, and creative writing workshops together and have written articles on integrating poetry into the classroom. With experience as a classroom teacher for grades K-8, in both public and independent schools, Melinda currently works as a curricular support teacher for Arts, Science, and Technology Specialists. Nancy, a storyteller, visual artist and writer, has worked in a variety of settings as an artist-in-residence and is a teaching librarian for preschool through fifth grade students.

Date & Time: March 12, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fees: $40 (clock hours included)

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$ 40.00