Popular Poems for High School (and Middle School) Lesson Plans
Good poetry lesson plans take the fear out of teaching poetry.
There'll be no more stammering through 45 minutes of discussing a poem that takes 2 minutes to read. The Popular Poems for High School unit plan contains a ready-to-annotate and analyze copy of 19 popular poems for high school students; graphic organizers for digging deeper; a guide for annotating and analyzing a poem; a quiz; and answer keys for everything.
It's all bundled into one nice pdf. All you need to do is make copies and do what you do.
That's 19 poems and 21 lesson plans with all the materials and answer keys you'll need.
Poems in the unit include:
- "Dreams" and "What Happens to a Dream Deferred?" by Langston Hughes
- "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
- "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas
- "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks
- "How do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- "My Mistress Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" by William Shakespeare
- "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop
- "Because I could not stop for death" by Emily Dickinson
- "This is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams
- "O Captain! My Captain" by Walt Whitman
- "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman
- “I, Too” by Langston Hughes
- "The Lamb" and "The Tyger" by William Blake
- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
- “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth
- “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost.
- “The Eagle” by Lord Alfred Tennyson
- “Eldorado” by Edgar Allan Poe
- “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
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