Poetry Lesson Plans

Design a Tree House
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model: "Tree House" by Shel Silverstein
Lesson Plan: PDF icon design_a_treehouse_skanning.pdf
Shakespeare's Inventions
By: Kristen Nelson
Literary Model: Shakespeare’s word inventions such as “eyeball,” “roadway,” and “moonbeam”
Lesson Plan: PDF icon shakepearesinventions_knelson.pdf
Author's Bio
By: Charlie Buck
Literary Model:
Lesson Plan: PDF icon authorsbios_charliebuck.pdf
7th-12th Grade Field Trip Writing Activity (2019-2021): “The Border: A Double Sonnet”
By: Wren Awry
Literary Model: “The Border: A Double Sonnet” by Alberto Ríos
Lesson Plan: PDF icon theborderadoublesonnet_worksheet.pdf
4th-6th Grade Field Trip Writing Activity (2019-2021): Desert Animal Metaphors
By: Wren Awry
Literary Model: “Desert Bestiary, Sonnet One” by Alberto Ríos
Lesson Plan: PDF icon animalmetaphors_worksheet.pdf
Villanelle Writing Prompt
By: Chalese "Chay the Poet" Potts
Literary Model: "A Boy & His Dog" by Blake Hoena
Lesson Plan: PDF icon villanellewritingprompt_cpotts.pdf
Desert Creatures, Desert Sounds
By: Raquel Gutiérrez
Literary Model: None
Lesson Plan: PDF icon desertcreatures_raquelgutierrez.pdf
Two Truths and a Lie
By: Chalese Potts
Literary Model: None
Lesson Plan: PDF icon twotruthsandalie_cpotts.pdf
Magnet Poetry
By: Chalese Potts
Literary Model: None
Lesson Plan: PDF icon magnetpoetry_cpotts.pdf
Restrictions and the Unreliable Translator: A Multi-Modal Approach
By: Gabe Dozal
Literary Model: Charles Bernstein’s Language Machines (adapted from Bernadette Mayer) “Translating the Untranslatable: Elfriede Jelinek in Translation” by Marginalized Margarine Queen
Lesson Plan: PDF icon restrictionsandunreliabletranslator_gdozal.pdf

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