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 On Marilyn Nelson's Poem “1905” Lesson
High School Complicated Identities: On Adrienne Rich's "Diving into the Wreck" Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: “Peaches” by Adrienne Su Lesson
Elementary School Life-Size Board Game! Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: “Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: "Remember" by Joy Harjo Lesson
Elementary School Guerilla Poetry Lesson
High School Adding Insult to Poetry Lesson
Middle School Thanksgiving with Richard Blanco's "América" Lesson

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