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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High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “The Everglades” by Campbell McGrath Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “The Laughing Child” by W. S. Merwin Teach This Poem
Middle School Dear Poet 2015 Unit
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Dear Poet 2016 Lesson Plan Unit
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Dear Poet 2017 Lesson Plan Unit
Middle School Get Your Haiku On Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: "Gate A-4" by Naomi Shihab Nye Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: "Remember" by Joy Harjo Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: "The Great Migration" by Minnie Bruce Pratt Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: “Cotton Candy” by Edward Hirsch Lesson

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