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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Elementary School Walt Whitman, Poet and Keen Observer Lesson
Elementary School Life-Size Board Game! Lesson
Elementary School Guerilla Poetry Lesson
High School Adding Insult to Poetry Lesson
Middle School Get Your Haiku On Lesson
Middle School On Pining: Write a Verse to Make Them Stay Lesson
Middle School Word Karaoke Lesson
High School Poems About Poetry Unit
Middle School Letters to Poets Unit
High School Love as a Two-Way Street Unit

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