This Reading Poems From the Academy of American Poets Chancellors lesson plan also includes:
Start a lesson on poetic voice with a peer to peer discussion on what characterizes the strength in the voice with which a writer chooses to express himself/herself. In pairs, readers are tasked with reading and creating T-charts for five poems from the Academy of American Poets. They focus on the meaning of each poem in their pairs, and then reconvene as a class to discuss the meaning of each poem. Notes are taken and kept for the next related lesson in the unit, which will be used to write letters to one of the poets from the list.