lesson plans

The Academy of American Poets presents lesson plans most of which align with Common Core State Standards, and all of which have been reviewed by our Educator in Residence with an eye toward developing skills of perception and imagination. We hope they will inspire the educators in our community to bring even more poems into your classrooms!

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Walt Whitman, Poet and Keen Observer
Elementary School On "Indian Summer Ritual" Activity
Elementary School Life-Size Board Game! Lesson
Elementary School Brain Spelunking Unit
Elementary School Poet-to-Poet: "The Owl" by Arthur Sze Unit
Elementary School Smell This Story, Taste This Poem Unit
Elementary School There’s Poetry in an Atom: Writing Creatively About Science Unit
Elementary School Guerilla Poetry Lesson
Middle School On Pining: Write a Verse to Make Them Stay Lesson
Middle School Word Karaoke Lesson

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