Teacher Resources — Minneapolis Institute of Art Each Teaching the Arts feature presents an in-depth look at artworks in Mia’s collection from the point of view of a monthly theme. View all Teaching the Arts » Activities and Scavenger Hunts for Self-guided Groups These activities for self-guided groups are designed to be used by a teacher or chaperone to facilitate a conversation about artworks with students. Crafting the Personal Essay: An Interview with Dinty W. Moore Crafting the Personal Essay: An Interview with Dinty W. Moore By Erika Dreifus I met Dinty W. Moore a number of years ago through the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, of which he is now president. His concern for writing pedagogy, and his particular expertise in nonfiction, impressed me at the start, and they continue to inspire me.
Power Lessons: "This I Believe" Essays “Doing homework” by Predi is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 In this power lesson shared by high school English teacher Cynthia Ruiz, students write their own personal statements of belief. The essay pushes students to write about something that matters to them and helps them get to know each other on a deeper level. Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape.
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Zapping Apathy with College Application Essays If you want to see college-bound upper-grade students take a writing assignment seriously, help them with their college application essays! Writing college essays as a class assignment provides an authentic audience, extreme personal relevance, and an opportunity for introspection—in other words, all the makings of a meaningful writing experience. Students appreciate the advice and guidance, not to mention receiving academic credit for something they would otherwise be doing on their own. Without guidance, many students approach college essays in a collaborative fashion, which isn’t a particularly good idea when they’re trying to set themselves apart from other applicants. They ask their friends, “What are you writing about?” Then the pressures of conformity set in, and they end up writing formulaic, predictable essays that echo themes and even the events discussed in the admission essays of their pals.
6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with StudentsCult of Pedagogy Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript): Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:41 — 61.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | What does the word “study” mean to you? Have you ever told your students to study for a test? Tone in Writing: Teach Students How to Identify Tone and Use it Effectively in their Own Writing. written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 1/17/2012 It has been my observation that students cannot identify tone, identify whether or not their writing reflects tone, or understand the importance of what they are saying and how they are saying it. Let's take care of that problem right now. After teaching students how to write for an audience and with a purpose, how to effectively evaluate point of view, and how to maintain personal voice, I felt good about myself. I called my dad and told him what a smart son he had.
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80% Of College Admissions Officers Use Facebook To Check Out Students Prospective college students, beware: There's yet another reason to make sure your Facebook profile is suitable for all. According to a Kaplan survey of college admissions officers, more than 80 percent of college admissions officers consider social media presence when recruiting students. Although this doesn't necessarily mean that Facebook and other online profiles will be considered in making admissions decisions, All Facebook reports that at least one Harvard admissions officer -- who posted on a Quora thread in response to the question "do high school students' Facebook profiles affect their college applications?" -- said that a student's online presence "absolutely" prejudices her.
Fifth grade Lesson in Nonfiction Literature Stop and jot while reading Connection (3-5 mins): Readers, you now all have strategies for selecting books but as readers we have to also be thinkers. One way to help us think while we read is to stop at important parts and jot down our thinking. Today and tomorrow we will try out different places to stop and jot as we read. Teach (10-12 mins): Students should be seated on the carpet with a composition notebook and a pencil. They will be asked to stop and write throughout the lesson. Readers of fiction and non-fiction may stop at different places to think about their reading. 70 useful sentences for academic writing Back in the late 90s, in the process of reading for my MA dissertation, I put together a collection of hundreds of sentence frames that I felt could help me with my academic writing later on. And they did. Immensely.