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Literary Devices in Pop Culture - YouTube little high (they have the hey ya video) But interesting twist. Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments. Lesson Plans Student Interactives Calendar Activities Strategy Guides Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words through Diamante Poetry Students explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh’s and Patrick Henry’s Language of Resistance Students study Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech and the ways Native Americans also resisted oppression through rhetoric and action. Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr. Nikki Giovanni’s poem “The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.” is paired with Dr. Freedom of Speech and Automatic Language: Examining the Pledge of Allegiance Myth and Truth: The Gettysburg Address Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit back to top ReadWriteThink Notetaker Dr. What we’ve gotten wrong about this Robert Frost classic. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now another addition to our NewsHour Bookshelf.

What we’ve gotten wrong about this Robert Frost classic

We look at a new take on a long-admired American poem. Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood” — the first lines of one of the best-known poems by one of the nation’s best-loved poets, Robert Frost. It’s called “The Road Not Taken.” And that’s the title of a new book that calls it ‘the poem everyone loves and almost everyone gets wrong.’ Author David Orr is poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review and joins us now. Welcome to you. As you say, this is one of those rare poems that gets into mainstream culture, even commercials. DAVID ORR, Author, “The Road Not Taken”: You know, I began the book by talking about a commercial in New Zealand, and it’s a commercial for Ford cars.

And the narration of the commercial is nothing but someone reading “The Road Not Taken.” How to Title Every Book You Ever Write. You’ve decided on a life of letters.

How to Title Every Book You Ever Write

You’ve got that manuscript you workshopped getting your MFA, an agent, and a publisher. Congratulations! You’re well on your way to being a critical darling. Now all you need is a catchy title. Lucky for you, this handy guide will help you title your book, and every book you write in your illustrious career. The first novel you write will be highly autobiographical and small in scope. The Promising Debut Novel Title: (Scent of your deodorant or shampoo) on (street you grew up on) Example: Almonds on High Street (If neither your deodorant or shampoo have a named scent, substitute the word “Mornings.”) Now on to the second novel. The Disappointing Sophomore Effort Female Title: The (your father’s profession)’s Daughter Example: The Locksmith’s Daughter. Have Fun Teaching. Free Printables for Teachers - flashcards, printable games, worksheets, phonics materials, conversational activities.

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers. The Five Elements of a Story. Writing Our Way Into Inquiry and Presearch. As we continue our efforts to think about writing literacies as a focal point of our inquiry work in a high school library, my colleague Jennifer Lund and I continue to see the power of an old school technology: pen and paper.

Writing Our Way Into Inquiry and Presearch

We’ve targeted the presearch phase of research projects as a sweet spot for using writing literacies as a medium for critical thinking and making visible student ideas, questions, and patterns of understanding. In their "Pathways to Knowledge" model of information literacy, Pappas and Tepe define presearch as the stage that “…enables searchers to connect their information need and prior knowledge. 16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained By Disney. Writing prompts. Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars. In my previous post, I shared how I use freely available video in my reading and literacy methods course to help my preservice teachers (PTs) understand close reading instruction at a level that could not be attained through reading and discussion alone.

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

Below is my curated collection of videos for general Common Core info, as well as videos to teach the close reading, text complexity and informational texts standards. General Information About the Common Core 1. Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy This 15-minute video gives a general overview of the CCSS and explains why the U.S. has moved to the Common Core. 2. This is a set of cartoon drawings that explain the different organizations and institutions involved in developing the CCSS. 3. This eight-minute video provides an opportunity for teacher educators to hear from the two individuals who are most responsible for the CCSS -- David Coleman and Sue Pimentel.

Close Reading 4. In this three-minute video, Dr. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Fiction Writers Character Chart by MissPowerPoint.