Theme Poems In this online tool, elementary students can write poems based on shapes from five different categories: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes. Within these categories, 32 different shapes are included. By selecting a shape, students are learning how to focus their writing on a particular topic or theme. In addition, as part of the online tool, students are prompted to brainstorm, write, and revise their poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can save their draft poems to revise later. Classroom Freebies Too: Sorting Trash - An Earth Day Lesson We are getting ready for Earth Day and we're learning all about recycling! Here is a FREE "Trash Sorting" activity that you can do with your class... no matter which grade! Come on over to my blog to grab yourself a copy :o) Valerie
Games . Fern's Poetry Club Well, you've come to the right place to find out. Writing poems can be fun when you juggle all the words and the rhythms together to make them exciting. Poems can be out anything and come in many different forms. Here's an explanation of some of my favorite styles of poetry. A NARRATIVE POEM tells a story. LIMERICKS are usually funny or silly. For Teachers In this section I've been compiling a list of links to blogposts by myself and by others related to professional development. I've divide them into three broad categorises: THEORY: Skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), Systems (pronunciation, grammar, lexis), Principles; PRACTICE:Skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), Systems (pronunciation, grammar, lexis) , Exams and OTHER. This is a very subjective list of posts I've come across in the last couple of months. I'm sure there are some really valuable ones that are not here, but should be.
Poetry & Poets Poetry This page covers topics for the Poetry component of English. It provide access to information about Poets, poetry and poetry writing. Included are poetry collections, specific poets and their work and writing techniques for forms of poetry from nonsense verse to Haiku, ballads to cinquains, limericks to free verse. Poems & Poets Poetry Diamante Poems In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems, which are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Examples of both kinds of diamante poems can be viewed online or printed out. Because diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth lines, this tool has numerous word-study applications. The tool provides definitions of the different parts of speech students use in composing the poems, reinforcing the connection between word study and writing.
CrestClean Poster Boy - Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd Cheeky little lad popular with schools. CrestClean has produced a set of four ‘Look After Your School’ posters which are distributed to our school customers. We wanted to promote positive messages aimed at kids. The posters add a splash of colour… and a serious message to areas like school notice boards, toilet areas and close to handbasins. They are A3 size, printed in full colour on card, then laminated for protection.
Acrostic Poems Grades 7 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson English Language PDFs English language PDFs Here's a list of all the PDFs on the site, for easy downloading!(Click here to jump to the PDFs of grammar explanations) Exercises: How I Teach Poetry in the Schools The focal point of the school, organizationally and mood-wise, is the principal. School principals, I find, may be helpful or not particularly, or may delegate helpfulness, but seldom trouble the poetry program as long as one is on time and seems confident. There’s little, however, the visiting poet can do about the mood of the whole school. One operates class by class, where the teachers are supremely important.
Recycling in schools « Recycling Guide Involving teachers and children in recycling schemes and other activities to improve the environment can be a lot of fun. Educating children about the importance of recycling and the environment provides a path to a greener future. This section concentrates on recycling schemes and suggests recycling activities for the pupils.
Haiku Poem Interactive Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.