materials for teachers

Since we launched our website in 1996, we've been providing resources to teachers to help them bring poetry to the classroom. Here you will find a wealth of information, including essays about teaching poetry; a roundup of relevant websites; and curriculum units and lesson plans for teaching poetry at the primary, secondary, and university level.

Our lesson plans for primary and secondary levels are aligned with Common Core Standards, each of which have been prepared by a curriculum specialist concerned with 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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lesson plans

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The following lesson plan was written by Gabriela Pereira for Don't Forget to
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Invites students to develop a richer understanding of both historical and
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"Haunted Houses" and "Unbidden" are poems about ghosts, and like all good

on teaching poetry

on teaching poetry
Giraffes, how did they make Carmen? Well, you see, Carmen ate the prettiest
on teaching poetry
Here we offer an introduction to basic poetic terms and characteristics to help
on teaching poetry
I think as readers it is our task to try very hard, despite what seems natural