Poetry Lesson Plans

Breaking Bread: Poetry, Rhetoric, and Connection
By: Matthew John Conley, Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model: Carolyn Forché, "The Colonel"
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Found News Poem
By: Elizabeth Falcón
Literary Model: Poems from Sappho, Campbell McGrath, Guillaume Appolinaire, Eleni Sikelianos, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Mary Ruefle, John Gallaher
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Yoruba Legends: Southern Nigeria
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: Required Resources: “The Bat,” “The Water-Bird,” and “How Leopard Got his Spots” from Yoruba Legends, by M. I. Ogumefu, B.A.
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Bringing Household Items to Life
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: “The Revolt of the Utensils” (From Tacana, Bolivia) and “The Mouse King" (From Bolivia by Amalia de Ordónez), both from Latin American Folktales: Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions edited by John Bierhorst.
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Create Your Own Hero
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: "Li Chi Slays the Serpent" from Favorite Folktales From Around the World, Edited by Jane Yolen
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Ending a Famous Fairy Tale
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: "The Twelve Brothers" by the Brothers Grimm and "The Eleventh Brother" by Jean Valentine
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Take a Breath, Steal Some Time
By: Elizabeth Falcón
Literary Model: Basho and Issa, translated by Robert Hass and Sam Hamill
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Making Your Magical Creature's Story
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
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Making a Magical Creature's Land
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
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Making Your Magical Creature Talk
By: Erin Armstrong
Literary Model: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Doug Adams
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