Activities Billy Collins Carl Sandburg links Poetry Taylor Mali


Poetry Questions and Poems AP Literature 1970 to 2014
Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers
Batter my heart – (meta) physical Poetry
Poetry Pairs Triplets Quads
Ekphrastic Poetry
Poetry MC Camp – Getting ready for the AP Literature test
Totally like whatever – Taylor Mali
Ars Poetica – Archibald MacLeish
Poet Teaching Math and History – Taylor Mali
I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey – Billy Collins
Because My Students Asked Me – Taylor Mali
Reading Poetry
The Atlantic Monthly Oedipus Poetry and Jocasta
DID I MISS ANYTHING  (one of my favorites!)

*Poetry 180 – A Poem a Day for American High Schools (link)
*Teaching Writing – Genre – Poetry (link)
*Poetry Out Loud – Listen to Poetry (link)
*Poetry (link)
*AllPoetry (link)
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*100 Great Web Sites for Poetry Lovers (link)
*Poetry – Materials for teachers (link)
Twenty-One Poems for AP Literature
The Poet Speaks of Art Harry Rusche, English Department, Emory University.
This project is designed for the students of English 205, “Introduction to Poetry.” (link)
The Poet Speaks of Art  Sandra /Effinger copy of Harry Rusche link for her students
Voices and Visions
Poetic Forms
Ekphrasis:  Using Art to Inspire Poetry
Pictures from Brueghel – Poems by William Carlos Williams (If this link vanishes, let me know I have saved in a .pdf)
Archive of Recorded Poetry
Open Culture – Library of Congress
Poetry Month – Everything you need
Poetry Idea Enginewill allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more!
Black Cat Poems – lots of poems listed by author (PS They are not about Black Cats!)
Carl Sandburg – American Songbag – The complete text online


Charge of the Light Brigade and Disabled
graham cracker poem activity
Tone Words and Poems
Found Poem Instructions
Poetry Binder by Sandra Effinger
The Grammar of Poetry by Kim Thurman (TCU 2005)
Senior Poetry Study Guide_08

What everyone should know About Poetry (cartoon) 1 page version
What everyone should know about Poetry (cartoon) 2 page version

Carl Sandburg
Rootabaga Stories
American Songbag


Short Stories and Activities

Activities Ambrose Bierce American Literature Kafka Katherine Mansfield Mark Twain Short Story

Classic Short Stories
Katherine Mansfield Short Stories

Works by Ambrose Bierce
The Literature Network – Author index
The Literature Network - you will get ads, but excellent resource
Forty Short Stories
The Kafka Project
Mark Twain Short Stories
Mark Twain
American Literature – Short Stories
The Story of the Week – Library of America

Teaching “The Boarded Window” by Ambrose Bierce
Story pyramid with Cinderella
Short story countdown
Short Story One pager
Elements of Fiction with Graphics
Analyzing characters
Dialectical journal
Story plot terms
Analyzing Novels & Short Stories _ University Writing Center
How to read a story
Short Story Analysis
Teaching the short story
103 Things to Do Before During and After Reading – Jim Burke

A & P by John Updike
A Small, Good Thing by Raymond Carver
A Temporary Matter by Jhumpa Lihiri
Barn Burning by William Faulkner
Boys and Girls by Alice Munro
Cathedral by Raymond Carver
Dr Heigeggars Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
Short Story Collection
The Drunkard, by Frank O’Connor
The Interlopers by Saki
There Will Come Soft Rains Bradbury
Winter Dreams F. Scott Fitzgerald
Paul’s Case by Willa Cather
Thank You Ma_am by Langston Hughes
Five Stories by Lydia Davis
The Old Demon by Pearl S Buck
The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
Twenty two short stories by Charles Dickens
Where are you going, Where have you been by Joyce Carol Oates
Young Goodman Brown – Hawthorne
The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
Short Story Collection 2
The Painted Door -Sinclair Ross
The Good Deed by Bauer
Shining Houses by Alice Munro
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
The Conversion of the Jews by Philip Roth
A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O’Connor
Rappaccini’s Daughter – Hawthorne
Pedestrian by Bradbury
Man From the South–Roald Dahl
Gift of the Magi by O Henry
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
The Landlady Roald Dahl
The Yellow Wallpaper by Gilman
I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen
The Kugelmass Episode by Woody Allen
The Piano Player by Donald Barthelme
Amy Hemple – 3 Stories
The Star by Arthur C Clark
The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty plus activity
The Piece of String by Guy de Maupassant


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