Teaching Guide to Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning and Living


Written by veteran Ann Arbor teacher Jeff Kass, this teacher's guide featured 25 innovative writing exercises teachers can use based on poems in Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning and Living. In addition, the guidebook explains and demonstrates how the poems and poetry lessons can be used to accomplish numerous Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts and offers instructions in how to design poetry units and poetry portfolios. Includes lessons in formal verse for pantoums, ghazals, villanelles and sestinas, as well as appendices that link poems in the Uncommon Core collection to many books taught and high school ad middle school classrooms. 

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