24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them, ahem, yawning. So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorites—the punch-in-the-gut poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here's what they had to say. 1. Snow by David Berman Captures a narrative in miniature with a creative structure. Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face On September 8, 1940, Jack Prelutsky was born in Brooklyn, and attended Hunter College in New York City. Although he claims to have hated poetry through most of his childhood, he rediscovered poetry later in life, and has devoted many years since to writing fresh, humorous poetry aimed specifically at kids. “I realized poetry was a means of communication, that it could be as exciting or as boring as that person or that experience.”
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I, Too, Sing America Patriotism's a pretty complicated concept. It can mean standing up for your country or criticizing it. If you want to sum up patriotism, you can simply call it "love for one's country." 5 of The Best Educational Websites for Learning A New Language October 15, 2015 language learning has never been this easy especially with the proliferation of web technologies and mobile apps that enable learners to learn a new language right from the comforts of their own places. From automated language softwares to online tutors available 24/7, learning a new language is no longer a matter of resources availability but rather a will availability. There is now an abundance of digital materials to use in your language class to enhance your language teaching.
What makes a poem … a poem? - Melissa Kovacs The first poems were read aloud. Their regular patterns aided memorization of genealogy, oral history, and law. The performance aspect of poetry has never disappeared; Robert Frost toured the country and earned a living mainly through poetry readings. Cecilias Webbrum Hello students! Today you will try something that is called Blackout poetry, or sometimes also named Found poetry or Censured poetry. Grab a page from an old book, or newspaper and a marker, a whiteboard pen or a fineliner.Make circles or Squares around the words or sentences you find interesting and that when read together create a poem or story.Blackout or mark out the words that you don´t need to create a magical visual poem! For further instructions, inspiration click and take a look here, see a slideshare or browse around here. Now it´s your turn to have a go.
Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month With The New York Times Photo March, 2015 | Updated Note: When we first published this post in 2010 we called it “11 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month With The New York Times,” but every year we update it with several hot-off-the-press ideas. So we’ve changed the name to, simply, “Ways to Celebrate” since we intend to add ideas each spring and don’t want to end up with “3,486 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month” when 2311 rolls around. How do you teach poetry? Let us know!
Top 10 RSA Animated Videos for Teachers October 16, 2015 RSA channel on YouTube is one of our favourite professional development resource we have been recommending for educators over the last few years. RSA’s (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts) mission is 21st century enlightenment via enriching society by innovative and creative ideas. Besides TED talks, the RSA Animate series on YouTube provides some of the most viewed educational video content out there. It uses professionally designed animations by Cognitive Media to illustrate world-changing ideas shared by leading thinkers and scholars in RSA’s free event programme.