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: "The Chance" by Arthur Sze 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: "The Layers" by Stanley Kunitz Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Metier of Blossoming" by Denise Levertov Teach This Poem
Middle School Teach This Poem: "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Plain Sense of Things" by Wallace Stevens Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Republic of Poetry" by Martín Espada Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Shapes of Leaves" by Arthur Sze Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Silver Thread" by Afaa Michael Weaver Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Snowfall Is So Silent" by Miguel de Unamuno Teach This Poem

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