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: "Ghosts and Fashion" by Elaine Equi Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Haircut" by Elizabeth Alexander 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: "Election Day, November, 1884" by Walt Whitman Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Haunted Houses" by Henry Wadworth Longfellow 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
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Amphibians" by Joseph O. Legaspi Teach This Poem
Middle School Teach This Poem: "Wonder and Joy" by Robinson Jeffers Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Theme for English B" by Langston Hughes Teach This Poem

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