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!

Lesson Plans for LGBTQ Pride Month

Browse a selection of lesson plans featuring poems from the rich tradition of gay, lesbian,...

Lesson Plans about Immigration

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

Lesson Plans for Spring

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

Lesson Plans for Introducing Poetry

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

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