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: "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "In cold spring air" by Reginald Gibbons Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Knoxville, Tennessee" by Nikki Giovanni Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Lines Written in Early Spring" by William Wordsworth Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Love at First Sight" by Wislawa Szymborska Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "maggie and milly and molly and may" by E. E. Cummings Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Maps" by Yesenia Montilla Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "My Skeleton" by Jane Hirshfield Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Ode to My Socks" by Pablo Neruda Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Old South Meeting House" by January Gill O'Neil Teach This Poem

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