This The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing July, 21, 2011 lesson plan also includes:
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Although not a complete lesson plan, this set of emotionally powerful texts could be used in a variety of lessons. From The New York Times' Learning Network site, the resource includes a poem, an excerpt from a New York Times article and a clip from a Sundance documentary. All three texts are about horses, and deal with deeper themes about the human condition. These nonfiction, multimedia texts would make a perfect pairing to a larger unit around a fictional text.