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.
Look closely at the image of a tin bluebird.
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.
March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of extraordinary, influential women. To celebrate Women’s History Month—and women in poetry year-round—browse this selection of teaching resources featuring poems by Lucille Clifton, Emma Lazarus, and Adrienne Rich, among others.