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: "There is no frigate like a book (1263)” by Emily Dickinson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "This Morning I Pray for My Enemies" by Joy Harjo Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Toward the Winter Solstice" by Timothy Steele Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Tuesday 9/11/01" by Lucille Clifton Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Unpacking a Globe" by Arthur Sze Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Valentine for Ernest Mann" by Naomi Shihab Nye Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "We All Return to the Place Where We Were Born" by Oscar Gonzales Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "When Giving Is All We Have" by Alberto Ríos Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "When There Were Ghosts" by Alberto Ríos Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Willow Poem" by William Carlos Williams Teach This Poem

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