• “Cotton Candy” by Edward Hirsch

    Created May 6, 2016
    Edward Hirsch

    This lesson plan is the fourth in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series. It provides a video of the poet, Edward Hirsch, offering a little backstory, then reading the poem “Cotton Candy.” The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

    Vivian Leigh in A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Discovering Literature: Shakespeare

    A rich online resource from the British Library exploring Shakespeare in multiple dimensions. Separate sections are devoted to his works; a collection of primary source objects, some in the public domain; and teaching resources relating to Shakespearean works.

  • “Every Day We Get More Illegal” by Juan Felipe Herrera. Video

    Created April 8, 2016
  • “Every Day We Get More Illegal” by Juan Felipe Herrera

    Created April 8, 2016
    Juan Felipe Herrera

    This lesson plan is the third in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series.  It provides a video of the United State Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, reading the poem “Every Day We Get More Illegal” and a companion lesson with a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

  • “from Citizen, VI [On the train the woman standing]”

    Created March 4, 2016
  • “From Citizen, VI [On the train the woman standing],” Claudia Rankine

    Created March 3, 2016
    Claudia Rankine

    This lesson plan is the second in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series. It provides a video of the poet Claudia Rankine reading the poem “from Citizen, VI [On the train the woman standing]” and a companion lesson with a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

  • “Gate A-4” by Naomi Shihab Nye

    Created February 29, 2016

    Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet born March 12, 1952

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  • “Gate A-4” by Naomi Shihab Nye

    Created February 2, 2016
    Naomi Shihab Nye

    This lesson plan provides a sequence of activities that you can use with your students before, during, and after reading Gate A-4. Use the whole sequence, or any of the activities, to help your diverse students enter and experience the poem.

  • Lesson 3: Hopi Traditional Dance and Song

    Created November 18, 2015
    Language of place: Hopi planting corn

    An exploration of the symbolism and imagery of corn and environment as manifested in Hopi song and traditional dances. Students analyze examples of historical and contemporary Hopi song and examine images of Hopi dance in order to expand cultural awareness.