Poetry Lesson Plans

Refrains in Poetry: Power, Healing, and Safety (Look Like)
By: Eva Sierra
Literary Model: “Home is a Poem” by Leo Herrera and Eva Sierra
Lesson Plan: PDF icon refrainsinpoetry_sierra.pdf
“Poems Create Relationships”
By: TC Tolbert
Literary Model:
Lesson Plan: PDF icon poemscreaterelationships_tolbert.pdf
By: TC Tolbert
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Lesson Plan: PDF icon presentspresence_tolbert.pdf
The Power of Plants to Quench Unnameable Thirst
By: Sophie Daws
Literary Model: "Brigham's tea" by Gary Paul Nabhan
Lesson Plan: PDF icon powerinplants_daws.pdf
The Poetics of Food & Labor
By: Wren Goblirsch
Literary Model: Cheshire Tongkat interview, "Dirt" by Gary Soto, "Lessons" by Jacqueline Woodson
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Ingredient Odes
By: Wren Goblirsch
Literary Model: "Dragon Fruit," by Aimee Nezhukumatathil; "The Traveling Onion" by Naomi Shihab Nye; "ode to coffee / oda al café" by Urayoán Noel
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Test -- SG
By: Sarah Gzemski
Literary Model: Silly Poems
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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
Lesson Plan: PDF icon my_name_is.pdf
Breaking Bread: Poetry, Rhetoric, and Connection
By: Matthew John Conley, Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model: Carolyn Forché, "The Colonel"
Lesson Plan: PDF icon breaking_bread_-_poetry_rhetoric_and_connection.pdf