This 10-day unit is created by Brian Hannon, Director of Secondary Curriculum for LMSvoice. He currently teaches AP Literature , AP Language , and Team-Taught English 11 in Alexandria, Virginia. Brian was the co-founder of the poetryN.O.W., and through his involvement with this organization, Brian went on to found the two largest youth poetry events in his area, the Hyper Bole and Louder than a Bomb. When poetryN.O.W. was absorbed by Split This Rock, a non-profit organization in Washington D.C. that meets at the intersection of poetry and social justice, Brian served as their Youth and Education Development Fellow.
What Brian has laid out for us is a fully-developed, ready-to-go teaching unit that is sure to engage and inspire students through exploring Nate Marshall’s poetry.
Click HERE to access the Finna unit.
If you like this unit, there is so much more poetry-teaching goodness (including more lessons for teaching Nate Marshall’s work!) to be discovered on the LMS Voice Curriculum Database. I can’t emphasize enough how amazing this resource is. It’s completely free; you just have to sign up.
Stay tuned throughout the rest of summer for more units just like this from Brian Hannon!
- Honeyfish by Lauren K. Alleyne
- Felon by Reginald Dwayne Betts
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