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December, 2007

Library of Congress: Poetry
L.O.C. means Po-et-ry resources galore.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

This poetry section from the Library of Congress offers a wealth of materials and resources for the study of poetry or for the general public interested in this literary genre.
This well designed site is a pleasure to look at.

Visitors to this delightful site will find an abundance of poems as well as information about the current poet laureate, past poet laureates, news and events, poetry Webcasts, and more. Of particular interest to teachers and students is the section designated especially for them. It includes transcripts from live chat sessions, a primary source set that includes images, newspaper articles, written drafts, oral history interviews, original play manuscripts to help teach a "found poetry" activity, lesson plans, bibliography, and a long list of online resources especially for teachers, plus another list especially for students. Additionally there is a link to Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools.


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