This National Poetry Month, through our Dear Poet project, we're inviting students in grades 5-12 to engage with poetry by watching videos of some of the award-wining poets who serve on our Board of Chancellors sharing their poems and writing letters to the poets in response to the poems. We've also created a Common Core-aligned lesson plan to accompany the project.

Take a look at how one sixth grade teacher in New Jersey used the Dear Poet project in her classroom, courtesy of Scholastic.

We can't wait to see the letters from her class - and yours!

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