Poetry Lesson Plans

REDACTED: Using Found Texts to Re-Make Meaning
By: Lisa O'Neill
Literary Model: Poems from FELON by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Lesson Plan: PDF icon redacted-lisaoneill.pdf
Color Poems
By: Chalese Potts
Literary Model: "Songalou” or poem created by the instructor
Lesson Plan: PDF icon colorpoems_cpotts.pdf
Name Poems
By: Chalese Potts
Literary Model: Poem written by instructor
Lesson Plan: PDF icon namepoems_cpotts.pdf
What We Carry: Poeming the Concrete and the Abstract, the Literal and the Metaphorical
By: Lisa O'Neill
Literary Model: "Things We Carry on the Sea" by Wang Ping
Lesson Plan: PDF icon whatwecarry_loneill.pdf
Finding Inspiration in Sound
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model: None, but note that this lesson works well when paired with “Calling on Memory,” since some sounds may also inspire memory writing. A poem is included at the end as a closing activity, but it is not used as a model for their writing.
Lesson Plan: PDF icon findinginspirationinsound_skanning.pdf
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

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