poetry across the disciplines

Listed on this page are some ways to get started using poetry in different subject areas.
You might be surprised how easy it is to bring some poetry into your classroom.


poetry in math puzzles

Links to a math lesson using poetry puzzles.

mathematics in poetry

An article about poems that use mathematical imagery and structure.

integrating writing into the mathematics classroom
teaching today, glencoe online

About halfway through this webpage is a suggestion on how to use poetry in teaching math concepts.


greg's science song links

Links to songs used to teach various scientific disciplines.

seasonal haiku: writing poems to celebrate any season

Writing can happen in any subject area, but for the sciences it is especially compelling. Here is a science specific site to get you started. This lesson plan gives a science teacher more support in teaching the basics of haiku. Remember that a haiku is a 3 line poem: 5-7-5 syllables.

science haiku

This website gives some great examples of science haiku.

world languages

write poetry in a foreign language: create original poems and improve writing skills

Be inspired with the language of poetry. Play with words in English, French, Spanish, German, or Italian.

all disciplines

google lit trips

Google Lit Trips is a fun and easy way to integrate some really cool technology into your classroom while making literature come alive for your students. Jerome Burg (not a Google employee!) was the innovative teacher that started it all and his website Google Lit Trips is the paramount place to get started. Even though the word LIT is in the title, it is basically a mash up of places and things and students could find poetry from across the world and post it.