Online Writing Resources

Lesson Plans for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students

Compiled by Jenny Crakes for the "Exploring our own Amazement: Learning the Language of Poetry" Conference for Educators and Writers held on March 28, 2015 in Snyder-Phillips Hall.
The following lesson plans are adapted from school and community workshops led by RCAH Center for Poetry staff. Multiple online resources and the creative ideas of Center for Poetry staff and visiting writers, contributed to the development of these plans. We have attempted to cite our sources as completely as possible and welcome your own adaptations of the activities.  


Bernadette Mayer’s List of Language

This list is composed by famous poet Bernadette Mayer, this list offers various ideas and experiments to incorporate into journaling and poetry. 


Joanna Fuhrman’s Image to Word: An Abecedarian List of Games and Experiments 

Inspired by Bernadette Mayer’s List of Language, Joanna Fuhrman composed an abecedarian, a list from A to Z, of imagery-based writing activities. 


Woodland Pattern

Woodland Pattern is a Milwaukee, WI based nonprofit dedicated to the cultivation of written arts. They hold various online and in-person events for poets and writers featuring Wisconsin poets. Their Prompts and Projects page offers various online resources for any poet or writer.