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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.  

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.

 

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