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 Poetry in Translation Unit
Elementary School Smell This Story, Taste This Poem Unit
High School Songs My Teacher Taught Me Unit
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Summer Reading Activities Activity
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "1905" by Marilyn Nelson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "A Jelly-Fish" by Marianne Moore Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "A Place in the Country" by Toi Derricotte Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "A Small Needful Fact" by Ross Gay Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Afternoons/Tardes" by Jorge H. Aigla Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Always on the Train" by Ruth Stone Teach This Poem

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