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Word Mover Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson How Big Are Martin’s Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams. The Frog Prince by Brothers Grimm One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water with a rose in the middle of it, she sat herself down to rest a while. Now she had a golden ball in her hand, which was her favourite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into the air, and catching it again as it fell. After a time she threw it up so high that she missed catching it as it fell; and the ball bounded away, and rolled along on the ground, until at last it fell down into the spring. The princess looked into the spring after her ball, but it was very deep, so deep that she could not see the bottom of it.
Jane Yolen — Author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? » Poetry I have been a poet and a poetry lover all my life. My first poem (yes my mother kept it for years) was hardly any guarantee that I would ever become any good. I was in first grade: Bus, bus, wait for us, We are going to school And we know the rule. We were going to the zoo, But the teacher got sick…boohoo. So instead we went to get berries, But could only find cherries. 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 Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” then create their own poetry about a historical event.
Riddle 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 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. It also includes prompts to write and revise poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can save their draft diamante poems to revise later, and save and print their finished diamante poems.
Line Break Explorer 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? Poetry Mixbook - Education Photo Book Poetry Mixbook - Page Text Content FC: Poetry Mixbook by WooIn L. 1: Table Of Contents ---- Pg.2&3. LA Poem Pg.3&4. Letter Poem Creator 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. An Epic List of Great Team Building Games Update: After over 100,000 people read our original team building games post, we decided to make an updated version that’s even more epic than the original. We’ve added 8 new games—over 1,500 words of fresh ideas that you can use to build a stronger, happier team. Team building games are a good way to get your team to connect and work together better.
Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry April is National Poetry Month, and since I wrote a Five-Minute Film Fest on poetry in general a few years ago, I thought I'd focus on my favorite style of performance poetry: spoken word. When done well, spoken word has the power to move and enthrall audiences, and it can be an incredible tool for amplifying voices less heard in the mainstream. I've collected a few videos of spoken word poems for you to enjoy -- by teachers, by students, or about issues in schools. Be forewarned: spoken word is known for often including raw language or sensitive themes (in the service of preserving authentic voice). As with any video you plan to use in your classroom, preview first! Video Playlist: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry
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