Poetry Lesson Plans

Self Portraits in Ink
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model:
Lesson Plan: PDF icon self_portraits_in_ink.pdf
Imagery with Unicorns
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model: "While Riding an Elephant, I Think of Unicorns" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Lesson Plan: PDF icon imagery_with_unicorns.pdf
Things I Didn’t Know I Loved
By: Charlie Buck
Literary Model: Nazim Hikmet's poem, "Things I Didn’t Know I Loved" and/or Norman Dubie's poem, "A List"
Lesson Plan: PDF icon things_i_didnt_know_i_loved.pdf
Reacting To Art/Music: Ekphrasis Exercise
By: Benny Sisson
Literary Model:
Lesson Plan: PDF icon reacting_to_music.pdf
Up Above My Head I Hear Music: Using the Form of Blues Songs to Make Poems
By: Lisa O'Neill
Literary Model: "Up Above My Head" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Lesson Plan: PDF icon blues_songs.pdf
Bee Lunes
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model: “Intimate Detail” by Heid Erdrich
Lesson Plan: PDF icon beelunes.pdf
The Fish as Dream Bedroom
By: Benny Sisson
Literary Model: “The Fish” by Elizabeth Bishop
Lesson Plan: PDF icon the_fish_as_dream_bedroom.pdf
Rain Songs
By: Saraiya Kanning
Literary Model: “Rain” by Kazim Ali
Lesson Plan: PDF icon lesson_plan-_rain_chants.pdf
Writing a Eulogy Poem
By: Lisa O'Neill
Literary Model: Sherman Alexie's "Eulogy" Lisa O'Neill's "My Journal Was a Hiding Place"
Lesson Plan: PDF icon writingaeulogypoem-lisaoneill.pdf, PDF icon definitionsfortheday.pdf

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