Students Explore Poetry Through Hyperlinks


I was trying to find a new way to make poetry more engaging last month. As I searched for intersections between poetry and technology, I found the genre of poetry that, along with innovative web comics, inspired this experiment. I created a website with a couple poems peppered with hyperlinks. The links point to clues both informative and intriguing. My hope was make exploring a poem more of an adventure than a chore. It seemed to be successful. My students were able to articulate the concepts and themes of the poems. The discussion was more informed and, therefore, more interesting.

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  1. Dee said on April 30, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    I love the visuals and the sounds – great idea! I forwarded the link to this to an English teacher I know is getting ready to teach a poetry unit!

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