The following poems explore the themes of school, learning, and the classroom and are appropriate for young people.

Textbook & Absence (Anatomy)” by Catherine Barnett
At school he studies the human body…

Workshop” by Billy Collins
I might as well begin by saying how much I like the title…

from “Pieces of Kate” by Eamon Grennan
Her Junior High School graduation…

Mary’s Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale
Mary had a little lamb…

The High-School Lawn” by Thomas Hardy
Gray pricked with rose…

Girl Sleuth” by Brenda Hillman
A brenda is missing—where is she?

Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes
The instructor said…
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1905” by Marilyn Nelson
Looking out of the front page, a wild-haired..
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Making History” by Marilyn Nelson
Somebody took a picture of a class…
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Before I Was a Gazan” by Naomi Shihab Nye
I was a boy…

The Young Poets of Winnipeg” by Naomi Shihab Nye
scurried around a classroom papered with poems….

The Hand” by Mary Ruefle
The teacher asks a question…
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Sick” by Shel Silverstein
“I cannot go to school today”…

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