From the University of Western Ontario, this is an extensive archive of Canadian writing, including: a collection of Canadian poetry articles, early Canadian long poems, early writing in Canada and poems that appeared in 18th and 19th Century Canadian newspapers.
The Poetry In Voice program is a national, bilingual poetry recitation contest combining slam poetry, spoken word, and theatre with the study of great literature in the high school classroom. There is a teacher's guide included.
This hour-long playlist provides "squeaky clean" tracks (including "Can I Kick It?") for teachers to play in their classrooms. It seeks to demonstrate that "connections to literacy come in many forms."
Educators may enjoy this lesson plan, Teaching Poetry Through Rap, which uses music as a model to teach metaphors and other literary techniques. The lesson examines popular "literary elements," including similes, hyperboles, and rhyme. These elements are defined and then exemplified through popular rappers and poets.
With the help of Toronto’s fourth poet laureate George Elliott Clarke, Toronto Public Library has created a way to explore the city through poetry. Select a map marker to see excerpts of poems associated with that location.