materials for teachers

Since we launched our website in 1996, we've been providing resources to teachers to help them bring poetry to the classroom. Here you will find a wealth of information, including essays about teaching poetry; a roundup of relevant websites; and curriculum units and lesson plans for teaching poetry at the primary, secondary, and university level.

Our lesson plans for primary and secondary levels are aligned with Common Core Standards, each of which have been prepared by a curriculum specialist concerned with 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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lesson plans

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These lessons focus on poems about light and darkness:There's a certain Slant
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The American Library Association’s Public Programs Office asked us to compile
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 These lessons focus on "songs" about the American experience at different

on teaching poetry

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Giraffes, how did they make Carmen? Well, you see, Carmen ate the prettiest
on teaching poetry
Of late, and perhaps of long, I've been trying more experiential approaches to
on teaching poetry
Superstition continues to flourish around the earth even in the face of the