Elizabeth Bishop
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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Biography and Background

Elizabeth Bishop
Biography and criticism from the Internet Public Library.

Elizabeth Bishop
Criticism of "The Fish" and other poems.

Elizabeth Bishop: A Growing Legacy
An online collection of the poet's papers.

Poems and Lesson Plans

The Classroom Zoo
Students experiment with the use of factual information as a tool that a poet can use to communicate a message, idea, or thought. The students create a "classroom zoo," each choosing an animal and researching facts about that animal to include in their poem.

Elizabeth Bishop
Biography and links to 11 poems.

Elizabeth Bishop
A brief biography and text of "The Fish."

"The Fish"
Thorough lesson plan with text of the poem and discussion questions.

"The Moose"
Text of the poem and critical commentary.

New 8/26Vocabulary for "Sestina"
13 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, more.

"Was it in His Hand?"
Text of the story. Follow links to PDF or Google Docs format.

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