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 Summer

Browse this selection of lesson plans featuring poems related to summer, travel, and warm...

Lesson Plans about Immigration

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

Lesson Plans Featuring Joy Harjo

Browse a collection of lesson plans featuring poems by

Lesson Plans for Introducing Poetry

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

Featured Lesson Plans

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