Thursday, January 21, 2021

Online Lesson Plans for Amanda Gorman Poetry

Amanda Gorman. Image by Shawn Miller, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


Yesterday, 22-year-old Amanda Gorman recited her most remarkable poem, “The Hill We Climb,” during the inauguration. 

Gorman already has a remarkable list of accomplishments to her credit, which includes being the first National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States.

But at the moment, she is best known for her poem recital yesterday. 

The Lesson Plans

If you are interested in using that moment as a teachable lesson in your home or school classroom, check out these excellent resources:


Other lesson plans about Amanda Gorman and her other poems:


Watch Gorman reciting her poem at the inauguration 



Mini Lesson on Poetry Analysis



Teach your students how to analyze poetry with this mini lesson on Poetry Analysis. Worksheets are designed for differentiated instruction. Gorman's poetry would be a perfect complement for this activity.

English only. Spanish coming soon.


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