The Academy of American Poets presents poetry 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!

Lesson Plans by Theme

Find poetry lesson plans organized by theme, occasion, and class subject, including lesson plans...

Lesson Plans for Women's History Month

To celebrate Women's History Month in March—and women in poetry year-round—browse this selection...

Lesson Plans about Politics

The following lesson plans feature poems and activities related to politics, America, the...

Lesson Plans for Introducing Poetry

Bring poems into the classroom with these lesson plans, which are especially suited to...

Lesson Plans for Spring

Celebrate warmer weather, the departure of winter, and the beginning of spring with these lesson...

Lesson Plans about Immigration

Browse this selection of lesson plans featuring poems about immigration and heritage.

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