Tip #27 - March (Poetry) Madness

March 15, 2015 - BEST District of the EVSC

March Madness Doesn't Mean Just Basketball!

March Madness is a special time of year when students and teachers alike tune in to support their favorite teams. March Madness is an easy current event to align to your curriculum and engage students. Here are a few resources that you may consider using in the coming weeks to motivate students in new ways.

March Madness - Poetry Edition

Imagine a daily competition where students analyze two poems, discuss why one poem should move on, and continue this process until you have narrowed the field of poems from 32 to an eventual winner! This resource could work in an elementary classroom on a basic level, but it also could appeal to secondary students as well (there is an advanced analysis option). Check out these two resources!


The author and primary contributor: Pat Keefe - Shoals HS


Note: To get your own editable copy of the Google Docs and the Google Sheet, you will need to click File--> Make a copy.

Other March Madness Options

Dan Watson, eLearning Coach for the BEST District of the EVSC

Dan Watson is many things, but he is not a UK fan. He will be rooting for any opponent that UK faces!