Naomi Shihab Nye
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Naomi Shihab Nye
Biography and criticism. Follow links for poems and a video.

Gate A-4
Nye's narrative about helping a fellow traveler at the airport.

"Letter from Naomi Shihab Nye, Arab-American Poet: To Any Would-Be Terrorists"
Text of the letter.

"One Boy Told Me" by Naomi Shihab Nye
A 2-minute video of the poet reading her poem. Scroll down for analysis and discussion questions.

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye
Students explore the importance of family and tradition in the poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye and the impact of stereotypes. This lesson includes copies of "My Father and the Fig Tree," "Arabic Coffee," "The Words under the Words," and "My Grandmother in the Stars," "Blood," "Darling," and "Letter from Naomi Shihab Nye, Arab-American Poet: To Any Would-Be Terrorists."

Habibi
Syllabus, vocabulary words, and reading questions organized by chapter. Word processor required.

Habibi
Analysis of issues related to teaching the novel and suggestions for addressing the issues in the classroom. 3 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Teaching Habibi
Analysis of issues related to teaching the novel and suggestions for addressing the issues in the classroom. Includes links to related resources.



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