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: "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa 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: "Haircut" by Elizabeth Alexander 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: "Hey Phil" by Juan Felipe Herrera Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "I Ask My Mother to Sing" by Li-Young Lee Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "In cold spring air" by Reginald Gibbons Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Kissing in Vietnamese" by Ocean Vuong Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Knoxville, Tennessee" by Nikki Giovanni Teach This Poem

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