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, High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Carrying Our Words" by Ofelia Zepeda Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Haircut" by Elizabeth Alexander Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Flores Woman" by Tracy K. Smith Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Carolina Wren" by Laura Donnelly Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Sky Over My Mother’s House" by Jaime Manrique Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Ghosts and Fashion" by Elaine Equi Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Waking" by Theodore Roethke Teach This Poem
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Young Poets of Winnipeg" by Naomi Shihab Nye Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Layers" by Stanley Kunitz Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Tree Sparrows" by Joseph O. Legaspi Teach This Poem

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