Eduardo C. Corral’s “Border Patrol Agent” lesson

Today’s lesson is brought to you by Joel Garza @JoelRGarza, who chairs the Upper School English department at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas. He draws loads of professional growth from  #aplitchat #ClearTheAir #DisruptTexts #TeachLivingPoets and #THEBOOKCHAT (which he co-founded with Scott Bayer, aka @LyricalSwordz).

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Click for more poetry Wakelet lessons designed by Joel. This lesson was designed originally for NCTE Verse 2020, a project for National Poetry Month. Here’s a lesson Joel made on José Olivarez’s “Ode to Cheese Fries” from NCTE Verse 2019.

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