Teach This Poem, though developed with a classroom in mind, can be easily adapted for remote learning, hybrid learning models, or in-person classes. Please see our suggestions for how to adapt this lesson for remote or blended learning. We have also noted suggestions when applicable and will continue to add to these suggestions online.
Watch this National Geographic video of sandhill cranes.
The following activities and questions are designed to help your students use their noticing skills to move through the poem and develop their thinking about its meaning with confidence, using what they’ve noticed as evidence for their interpretations. Read more about the framework upon which these activities are based.
Teachers, we’ve put together a round-up of best practices for making sure that virtual events, webinars, and other programs are accessible. Please take a look at these best practices to see if there are any you can implement in the virtual classroom—and don’t hesitate to let us know about any we might have missed!