Student Resources

Student resources are interactive activities collected from around the Web. They can be used to support related lesson plans or as standalone activities in the classroom. Browse our library of student resources by grade level or subject area below.

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Literature & Language Arts
“from Citizen, VI [On the train the woman standing]”

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

Poet Claudia Rankine reads her poem "from Citizen, VI [on the train the woman standing]” as part of "Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community," a project developed by the Academy of American Poets in partnership with EDSITEment.

Literature & Language Arts
“Gate A-4” by Naomi Shihab Nye

“Gate A-4” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye reads her poem "Gate A-4" as part of "Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community," a project developed by the Academy of American Poets in partnership with EDSITEment, the educational website of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), during the NEH’s 50th anniversary year-long celebration.

History & Social Studies
“Learning to Read” with Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's “Aunt Chloe”

“Learning to Read” with Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's “Aunt Chloe”

"Aunt Chloe" is a character created by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a 19th-century literary phenomenon who expressed her social and political views through poetry, novels, short stories, and speeches.

Literature & Language Arts
“Peaches” by Adrienne Su

“Peaches” by Adrienne Su

This is an audio recording of the poet, Adrienne Su, reading the poem “Peaches.” 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.

Literature & Language Arts
“Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander, Video

“Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander, Video

This video is the seventh in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series. It provides a video recording of the poet, Elizabeth Alexander, reading the poem “Praise Song for the Day” composed for President Barak Obama’s 2009 inauguration ceremony. 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.

Literature & Language Arts
“Remember” by Joy Harjo, video

“Remember” by Joy Harjo, video

This video is the ninth in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series. 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.