Lesson plans and teaching resources
Lesson on "Immigrant" by Fleur Adcock
This lesson includes an audio file of Adcock reading the poem. This advantage becomes especially clear when she reads the final line of the poem.
At this site find the text of the poem, an audio file of Fleur Adcock reading it, and an audio file of her discussing the circumstances surrounding the poem. Find also a copy of "Old Man" by Edward Thomas to coompare with Adcock's poem, and other links related to Adcock.
The Palm of my Heart: Poetry by African American Children
, edited by Davida Adedjouma
Prereading activities, vocabulary words, discussion and lit circle questions, reader response prompts, ESL and interdisciplinary projects.
"Race" by Elizabeth Alexander
Text of the poem, discussion questions, writing prompts, and analysis.
Biography and teaching materials.
"Tonight" by Agha Shahid Ali
Text of the poem, critical commentary, audio and video versions, and links to other poems by Ali.
Links to a little online poetry, critical essays, interviews.
Teaching resources for "Homecoming," "I've made out a will; I've left myself," and "Kid." Don't miss the videos.
Lesson plans and activities for teaching "Dover Beach" and other poems.
"Pardoxes and Oxymorons" by John Ashbery
Text of the poem, writing ideas, discussion questions, and teaching tips.
W. H. Auden
Lesson plans and teaching strategies for "Musée des Beaux Arts," more.