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In 'Whitman's Descendants,' photographing some of America's greatest living poets

Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo appears in this portrait based on his poem TK. Photo by B.A. Van Sise

Poetry writing Create a similar chart with students after asking each to log onto a poetry website and choose one poem to write about and share with the class. Determine what a poem must include, and what's optional, based on each of their poems.


A poetry center can be used for stations. The pencils indicate the activities/questions students should complete to help them process poems they have read.


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