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: "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
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "América" by Richard Blanco Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Amphibians" by Joseph O. Legaspi Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Arabs in Finland" by Naomi Shihab Nye Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Ars Poetica" by Archibald MacLeish Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Because You Asked about the Line Between Prose and Poetry" by Howard Nemerov Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Before a Painting" by James Weldon Johnson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Below Zero" by Jay Parini Teach This Poem

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