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: "Burning the Old Year" by Naomi Shihab Nye Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Hand" by Mary Ruefle Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Everyday We Get More Illegal" by Juan Felipe Herrera Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "sisters" by Lucille Clifton Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Pursuit" by Elizabeth Bradfield Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “The Everglades” by Campbell McGrath Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Winter is good - his Hoar Delights (1316)" by Emily Dickinson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "My Skeleton" by Jane Hirshfield Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "A Small Needful Fact" by Ross Gay Teach This Poem

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