This poem guide from the Poetry Foundation allows students to gain a deeper understanding of an ancient Arabic form, re-envisioned by a contemporary poet.
In this unit of lesson plans from the Academy of American Poets, students will work through four different lesson plans in order to explore and interact with poetry.
In this lesson, students will explore the poem "Pursuit" by listening to the author read it and reading it themselves. Students will explore structure and the turn in the poem, as well as identify how the poet creates meaning through word choice and imagery.
In this lesson, students will work to investigate photographs, explore their own memories and experiences, and the poem, "El Florida Room."
This poem guide provides a framework for understanding and analyzing Gwendolyn Brooks poem, "kitchenette building."
In this lesson plan unit, students will complete four different lessons to delve deeply into the poem and its meaning and structure.
In this extensive, 20 class period unit from the Academy of American Poets, students will explore three different themes: "What is Poetry?", "Poems of Chidhood," and "Self and Society."
In this lesson, students will compare and analyze a portrait of the poet Amy Lowell and her poem, "A Fixed Idea."
In this lesson, students will examine a painting and a poem in order to better understand the theme.
In this lesson plan, students will explore a cover from Harper's Bazaar and the poem "America" by Richard Blanco.
In this lesson, students will have paired discussion, analyze a painting by John Singer Sargent, and use these explorations to further delve in to the poem, "Arabs in Finland."
In this lesson, students will compare a favorite poem with the poem "Ars Poetica" by Archibald MacLeish.
In this lesson, students will use both the painting "Sunrise on the Matterhorn" by Albert Bierstadt and the poem, "Before a Painting" in order to help them create their own tableau and explore the meaning in the poem.
In this lesson, students will explore the connections between their own experience, a song, and a poem, all detailing aspects of winter.
In this lesson, students will use a drawing by Anne Goldthwaite, Night Series: The Cat, in order to delve more deeply into the theme and meaning of the poem, "Black Cat" by Rainer Maria Rilke.
In this lesson, students will compare a photograph with a poem and discuss the meaning and impact of the poem, "Black Laws."