Lesson plans and teaching resources
Archibald MacLeish - The Academy of American Poets
Biography, bibliography, links to related sites.
Lesson ideas for "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love."
Lesson plans, criticism, links to texts of poems.
Claude McKay - The Academy of American Poets
Biography, bibliography, related links.
"In Flanders Fields" Using Multiple Approaches to Explore a Poem
A variety of approaches including photographs from WW I showing No Man's Land and a field of crosses. Includes link to the poem.
Writing Poetry like Pros
This extensive set of lessons includes an activity using Eve Merriam's "Catch a Little Rhyme"
Lonely as a Cloud
This lesson on similes is designed for grades 6-8. It uses Eve Merriam's "Willow and Ginkgo" and Robert Burns's "A Red, Red Rose."
W. S. Merwin
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for poems by W. S. Merwin
"I think I should have loved you presently" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Scroll down to find the audio file of an introduction and actress Alyssa Milano reading the poem.
Lesson plans, online texts, and other resources for teaching Paradise Lost and other texts.
"American Wedding" by Joseph Millar
In a short video clip, the poet reads his work. Scroll down for discussion questions and brief analysis.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Links to poems.
"Rendezvous" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Downloadable audio file of the poem (1:42).
Biography of Gabriela Mistral
This site at the Nobel e-Museum includes biography, her 1945 speech accepting the Nobel Prize in poetry, and a link to the Mistral site at the University of Chile.
Biography from Wikipedia.
Clement Clarke Moore, "A Visit from St. Nicholas"
Text of the poem ("'Twas the Night Before Christmas"), practice with similes and metaphors, research, writing activities.