Poetry of the City
Students explore Walt Whitman and about poetry. Most importantly, it teach them that poetry is something anyone can write and encourage them to tell the story of their own community in verse
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The New Colossus
The Statue of Liberty is one of the United States' most iconic monuments. Learners examine the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, which is engraved on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal. They then respond to a series of text-based...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Apostrophe to the Ocean"
If your pupils "love not man the less, but nature more," they will enjoy this poetry activity. The first two pages provide the full text of "Apostrophe to the Ocean" by Lord Byron, which middle schoolers can annotate and highlight. The...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Lesson: Living For The City
Both Money and Cummings were able to capture the essence of Paris. Critical thinkers analyze how each artist used his medium to describe the same place in a different way. Kids then write a Cummings-style poem about Monet's Waterloo Bridge.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Garden of Verses: Poems About Class Gardens
Students explore botany by participating in a language arts activity. In this garden poetry lesson plan, students read the classic poem "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary" and discuss the imagery and rhyming methods used. Students examine their...
3rd - 5th Science