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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Middle School Word Karaoke Lesson
High School, Middle School Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community, "Gate A-4" by Naomi Shihab Nye Lesson
Middle School Letters to Poets Unit
Middle School Dear Poet 2015 Unit
Middle School The African American Experience Unit
Middle School The Science of Superpowers Unit
Middle School Poet-to-Poet: From "Manatee/Humanity" by Anne Waldman Unit
Middle School Infinite Recess Unit
Middle School Thanksgiving with Richard Blanco's "América" Lesson
Middle School Get Your Haiku On Lesson