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 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
Elementary School Life-Size Board Game! Lesson
Elementary School Poet-to-Poet: "The Owl" by Arthur Sze Unit
High School Poetry in Translation Unit
Middle School Poet-to-Poet: From "Manatee/Humanity" by Anne Waldman Unit
High School Voice Unit