32 National Poetry Month Lesson Plans

I’m not sure when National Poetry Month became a thing, but it is. And I’m glad. If you feel April is a great time for teaching poetry and you need some poetry lesson plans or poetry teaching ideas, you are in the right place.

If you feel any month is a great month to teach poetry, you’re in the right place, too.

Poetry Lesson Plans

Poetic picture with link to poetry lesson plans.

Imagine having 11 complete poetry units with handouts and lesson plans completed. You don’t need to imagine. These units are teacher ready and student ready. Just print, make copies, and accept accolades from colleagues and students.

  1. Teaching Poems with Metaphors
  2. Teaching Poems with Similes
  3. The Greatest Poetry Lesson Plan Ever
  4. Rhythm and Meter in Poetry
  5. English Romantic Poetry
  6. Symbolism in the Poems of Robert Frost
  7. William Blake Poetry Analysis
  8. Poetry Speed Analysis
  9. Poems for Teaching Meter
  10. Poems for Teaching Sound Devices
  11. Figurative Language in Poetry Lesson Plan
  12. “There Will Come Soft Rains” Poem Analysis
  13. Poems for Teaching Imagery
  14. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Lesson Plan
  15. “The Raven” Lesson Plans
  16. Walt Whitman Lesson Plans
  17. “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” Lesson Plan
  18. 19 Popular Poems Taught in High School
  19. Symbolism in “The Raven”
  20. Literary Analysis of “Dreams” and “What Happens to a Dream Deferred?”
  21. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Lesson Plan and Analysis
  22. Sound Devices in “Bells” Lesson Plan
  23. 4-Step Lesson Plan for “Annabel Lee”
  24. Love Poems and Lesson Plans
  25. Teaching Sonnets Lesson Plan
  26. Carl Sandburg Teaching Guide
  27. Teaching the Poems of Shel Silverstein
  28. Teaching the Poems of Emily Dickinson
  29. Poems for Teaching Alliteration
  30. Poems for Teaching Onomatopoeia
  31. Poems for Teaching Personification
  32. How to Annotate and Analyze a Poem


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