Assign this text to deeply engage your students!

Actively Learn provides free ELA, science, and social studies digital content—short stories, primary sources, textbook sections, science articles, novels, videos, and more—and embeds them with assignments aligned to standards for all 50 states that you can assign immediately or customize for your students.

Whether you’re looking for “The Tell-Tale Heart,” The Hate U Give, “The Gettysburg Address,” or current science articles and simulations, Actively Learn is the free go-to source to help you guide your students' growth in critical thinking all year.

Teaching I Ask My Mother to Sing

I Ask My Mother to Sing

A poem about the relationships between memory, song, and emotion.

Li-Young Lee
Li-Young Lee, “I Ask My Mother to Sing” from Rose. Copyright © 1986 by Li-Young Lee. Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of BOA Editions, Ltd.,


How do people experience reminiscing differently?


Assign this text to your students for free!