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Education - Children's Literature in the Classroom

A guide for locating grade-appropriate children's literature for use in the classroom.

Featured Poetry Books

Poetry on the web

Poetry In Voice - a Canadian site featuring a wide variety of modern poetry.  This site is promoting a national recitation contest for Secondary students, and includes tips for teachers, tips for students, as well as lesson plans. 

The Elder Project:  Poet Wendy Morton has worked with school districts and other agencies to interview Indigenous elders in the community and write and publish poetry about their experiences.  The poetry can be read online, and we have some of the issues in the Curriculum Library as well as Special Collections.

Rita Joe - I Lost my Talk: This is a Global News piece about Rita Joe and her poem about residential school.  Includes a video.

I Lost My Talk: A copy of the poem by Rita Joe.

Rita Joe poem inspires video:  "The video includes fairly recent footage of Rita Joe and dozens of Eskasoni singers, drummers and performers, including dancer Thunder Herney, lead singer and Grade 11 student Kalolin Johnson, as well as Grade 12 rapper Devon Paul."