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

Corbin Harney Water Song

Companion audio for “Remember” by Joy Harjo, lesson plan. introduce your students to the rhythm and sound of a Native American song, ask them to listen to the PBS audio recording of Corbin Harney of the Western Shoshone tribe singing “Water Song.” (Courtesy of Philomath Films, www.philomathfilms.com)

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.

Literature & Language Arts
“Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco. Video

“Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco. Video

This video is of the poet, Richard Blanco, reading the poem “Translation for Mamá.” 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
“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
“The Great Migration” by Minnie Bruce Pratt, Audio

“The Great Migration” by Minnie Bruce Pratt, Audio

This audio file is a recording of the poet, Minnie Bruce Pratt, reading the poem “The Great Migration.” 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.