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: "Burning the Old Year" by Naomi Shihab Nye Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Business" by Naomi Shihab Nye Teach This Poem
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Carrying Our Words" by Ofelia Zepeda Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Chance" by Molly Peacock Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Crows" by Marilyn Nelson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Doha Thing Long Thought and Kind" by Alice Fulton Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Don’t Let Me Be Lonely [Mahalia Jackson is a genius.]" by Claudia Rankine Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "El Florida Room" by Richard Blanco Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Election Day, November, 1884" by Walt Whitman Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Everyday We Get More Illegal" by Juan Felipe Herrera Teach This Poem

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