Poetry Lesson Plans

Calling on Memory
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model: "Smoke in Our Hair" by Ofelia Zepeda
Lesson Plan: PDF icon callingonmemory_skanning.pdf
The World Begins
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model: “Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo
Lesson Plan: PDF icon theworldbegins_kanning.pdf
Favorite Animal Poems
By: Kristen Nelson
Literary Model: The Tyger by William Blake
Lesson Plan: PDF icon favoriteanimals_knelson.pdf
Holiday Shape Poems
By: Kristen Nelson
Literary Model: "Here I Go Down Circle Road" by Shel Silverstein
Lesson Plan: PDF icon holidayshapepoems_kristennelson.pdf
Mad Lib Poem
By: Lisa O'Neill
Literary Model:
Lesson Plan: PDF icon madlibworksheet.pdf, PDF icon mad_lib_poem_lesson_plan2.pdf
Words & Their Lineages
By: Teré Fowler-Chapman
Literary Model: None
Lesson Plan: PDF icon words_and_their_lineages.pdf
Place Poems
By: Teré Fowler-Chapman
Literary Model: "A Few Rules for Predicting the Future" by Octavia Butler
Lesson Plan: PDF icon place_poems.pdf
Letter to Younger/Future Self Poems
By: Teré Fowler-Chapman
Literary Model: "Children Walk on Chairs to Cross a Flooded Schoolyard" by Patrick Rosal "from The Lost Letters of Frederick Douglass" by Evie Shockley
Lesson Plan: PDF icon letter_to_youngerfuture_self_poems.pdf
Nighttime
By: Rachel Mindell
Literary Model: "Untitled" from Poetry Everywhere (optional, see attachment)
Lesson Plan: PDF icon nighttime_.pdf, PDF icon untitled_from_poetry_everywhere-2.pdf, PDF icon in_the_night_-_worksheet_1.pdf, PDF icon in_the_night_-_worksheet_2.pdf
"Carrying Our Words"
By: Carolyn Ferrucci
Literary Model: "Carrying Our Words" by Ofelia Zepeda
Lesson Plan: PDF icon 22carryingourwords22.pdf

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