I know it’s the end of the school year, but now is the perfect time to think about how you might use poetry in your classroom next year, even if you’re NOT an English teacher! Remember back in November, when I talked about going to NCTE and mentioned the CLA Master Class on reading poetry across the curriculum that Janet Wong and I put together? (The Children’s Literature Assembly is part of the National Council of Teachers of English, and each year, it puts on an excellent session called the CLA Master Class at the NCTE National Conference.) The Master Class featured wonderful educators, bloggers, and poets each sharing ways to use poetry in specific content areas. Here’s the handout that attendees received, which is full of awesome resources for teachers. But wait–there’s more:>) Now, the Journal of Children’s Literature has come out with its spring issue, and it features the article about the Master Class. For this piece, each Roundtable Leader summarized some of her favorite tips for the article, and the editors have kindly agreed to let me share it online. So, if you’d like to learn more about using poetry in practical and inspiring ways in subjects other than ELA, just click here to get ideas from Sylvia Vardell, Jacqueline Jules, Heidi Mordhorst, Mary Lee Hahn, and Paige Bentley-Flannery. They did an awesome job of covering social studies, sports & games, science, math, and the arts. Thank you to editors Miriam Martinez, Jonda McNair, and Sharon O’Neal for including the article and allowing me to put it online to share!