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: “Painters” by Muriel Rukeyser Teach This Poem
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “One day is there of the series” by Emily Dickinson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Natural Criminal” by Francisco X. Alarcón Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Mustard Flowers” by Ajmer Rode Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Monday Sundown 9/17/01” by Lucille Clifton Teach This Poem
Elementary School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Making History” by Marilyn Nelson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “little prayer" by Danez Smith Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Lines Breaking” by José B. González Teach This Poem
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Home” by Bruce Weigl Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Holidays” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Teach This Poem

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