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: "Remember" by Joy Harjo Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "sisters" by Lucille Clifton Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond" by E. E. Cummings Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Spring is like a perhaps hand" by E. E. Cummings Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Bean-Eaters" by Gwendolyn Brooks Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Buttonhook" by Mary Jo Salter Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Carolina Wren" by Laura Donnelly Teach This Poem
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

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