The writer of this blog suggests teachers use April -- National Poetry Month -- to include poetry in classroom lessons. Lisa M. Dabbs, facilitator of Edutopia's New Teacher Connections group, suggests lessons that are built upon National Poem In Your Pocket Day, on April 26, when people are asked to keep a poem in their pocket throughout the day to share with friends, family and others. She also suggests teachers and students recite and share their poetry on YouTube Teacher.

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