The Mad Poet begins with rigorous novel reading activities on Blackboard and ends with publication of student writing in an online journal. This publication becomes an exciting confirmation and celebration of student writing. 1. Class modules provide effective instruction to raise student performance and meet standards of the course. 2. Weekly quizzes and assignments are designed to evaluate student comprehension and participation. 3. A lively discussion board format provides students with a unique inclusion opportunity to voice ideas on real-life issues. For students and instructor, the Mad Poet is not about opening assignments. It’s about opening doors.