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15 Poem and Song Pairings to Liven Up Your Poetry Unit
Many students are intimidated by poetry, so using music can help you ease them into poetry analysis as there's really no difference between looking at the lyrics of a song and the lines of a poem. Read on for 15 song and poem pairings that will liven up your poetry unit.
How I Turned Writing-Phobic Students into Writing Machines (or How Ralph Fletcher Rocked My World) - So what exactly is a Writer's Notebook? Ralph Fletcher describes it this way: “A Writer’s Notebook is a blank book where a writer can engage in the fun, often messy job of being a writer – practicing, listening, playing with language, gathering images and insights and ideas. The purpose of such a notebook is to nourish the writer.” Teaching Essay Writing Elementary, Writing Interventions, Writer's Notebook, 3rd Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Writing, Ela Writing, Homeschool Writing, 4th Grade Writing, Writing Instruction
How I Turned Writing-Phobic Students into Writing Machines (or How Ralph Fletcher Rocked My World) Part 1
How I Turned Writing-Phobic Students into Writing Machines (or How Ralph Fletcher Rocked My World) - So what exactly is a Writer's Notebook? Ralph Fletcher describes it this way: “A Writer’s Notebook is a blank book where a writer can engage in the fun, often messy job of being a writer – practicing, listening, playing with language, gathering images and insights and ideas. The purpose of such a notebook is to nourish the writer.”
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The Literary Maven
Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.
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Laura Randazzo
The new Common Core has a much-greater focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the English/Language Arts classroom. It’s time to start adding more real-world articles and materials to our literary canon. Use these easy-to-deliver non-fiction lesson plans to get your classes reading and thinking deeply about modern issues. Five 45-minute lesson plans in this packet.
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Forget about study guides. Use Retrieval Guides instead. – Retrieval Practice
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Improving Written Comprehension and Responses! [+ 2 FREEBIES!] - Dianna Radcliff
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Are your teaching points clear to your students? Make sure you're including what, how, and why with this handy chart.
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Using Cognitive Load Theory in the classroom | InnerDrive