Poetry Lesson Plans

"Facts You Did Not Know About Me": Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Speaking in Character
By: Sarah Kortemeier, Sonja Fordham
Literary Model: "The all black penguin speaks: 17 facts you did not know about me" by Roger Bonair-Agard
Lesson Plan: PDF icon facts_you_did_not_know_about_me-rhetoric_persuasion_and_speaking_in_character.pdf
"Ballad in O": Sound, Sense, Play, and Place
By: Sarah Kortemeier, Ryan Winet
Literary Model: "Ballad in O" by Cathy Park Hong
Lesson Plan: PDF icon ballad_in_o_and_univocalic_poetry.pdf
The Logic of Lineation
By: Matthew John Conley, Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model: "For the Anniversary of My Death" by W.S. Merwin
Lesson Plan: PDF icon the_logic_of_lineation.pdf
Literacy Narrative: Creating the Self as a Character
By: Sonja Fordham, Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model: "lucy one-eye" by Lucille Clifton
Lesson Plan: PDF icon literacy_narrative-creating_the_self_as_a_character.pdf
Poetry in Performance: An Introduction
By: Sarah Kortemeier
Literary Model:
Lesson Plan: PDF icon poetry_in_performance-an_introduction.pdf
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