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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A Book By Its Cover: Poetry, Image, and Dust Jacket Design
By: Sarah Kortemeier, Alice Vinson
Literary Model: various
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"Facts You Did Not Know About Me": Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Speaking in Character
By: Sarah Kortemeier, Sonja Fordham
Literary Model: "The all black penguin speaks: 17 facts you did not know about me" by Roger Bonair-Agard
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"Ballad in O": Sound, Sense, Play, and Place
By: Sarah Kortemeier, Ryan Winet
Literary Model: "Ballad in O" by Cathy Park Hong
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The Logic of Lineation
By: Matthew John Conley, Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model: "For the Anniversary of My Death" by W.S. Merwin
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Literacy Narrative: Creating the Self as a Character
By: Sonja Fordham, Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model: "lucy one-eye" by Lucille Clifton
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My Name Is...
By: Sarah Kortemeier, Julie Lauterbach-Colby
Literary Model: "allegory of the black man at work in a synagogue" by Roger Bonair-Agard
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Poetry in Performance: An Introduction
By: Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model:
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