Examine poems at the word or line level. Use the sort features to group for tone or other repeating characteristics.

Jean is a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant and a member of TC Council at the NWP site at Kent State University where she has organized and presented at the annual NWP Teaching Conference Write Here! Write Now! In 2015, Jean was named the Teaching Fellow for The Frost Place Conference on Poetry & Teaching held at the former home of Robert Frost in Franconia, NH. She is currently co-director of Illuminate - the student film experience organized by the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. 

Online Poetry Apps 

Create your own acrostic poem. Save as a .pdf or copy/paste into your favorite word processing program.

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English Language Arts Education

Master the tricky pattern of the pantoum. Keep your focus on the poem and the meaning while the program correctly arranges the lines for you.​

Poetry Apps are designed to work in Google Chrome. 

About Me

Write a villanelle. Enter a line and your final word will appear in lines where that end-rhyme must also appear. 

Research to Support Poetry Instruction

The link above will take you to a LiveBinder filled with both scholarly and popular support for poetry in the classroom. From brain research to writing results, the binder contains 35+ articles and grows every year.

  • 2020 Kernels of Wisdom Keynote Speaker "Growing Writers"
  • 2015 Frost Place Conference on Poetry & Teaching, Teaching Fellow
  • M. Ed., Curriculum & Instruction (Literacy)
  • English & Comprehensive Communications Teaching LIcense
  • ​National Writing Project Teacher Consultant