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All About Adolescent Literacy | XtraMath Our Northern Nevada 6-Trait Print Guide and Inservice Class Hello, my name is Dena Harrison, and I have been Coordinator for 6 Trait Initiatives sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project since 2004. Each year in Northern Nevada, our NNWP hosts several trait-inspired inservice classes for teachers, it oversees dozens of 2- and 3-hour workshops at school sites, and it develops new 6-trait resources that are freely shared on this page. In addition to working with the Northern Nevada Writing Project, I teach 7th and 8th graders in Northern Nevada. The traits have always been the language of my classroom, and my students talk to each other like writers during our writers workshop time. In 2006, many of my lessons and resources, as well as lessons and resources from dozens of my fellow Northern Nevada teachers, were published together in a marvelous print resource: The Going Deep with 6 Trait Language Guide. Our Trait Inservice continues in Northern Nevada.

Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity Khan Academy Learning Lab Partner Sites Poetry Out Loud Guidelines, announcements, and poems for the national high school recitation contest. PBS LearningMedia On-demand media service for educators that provides easy access to free, classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted, multi-platform resources for grades K–12. Free registration. PBS NewsHour Extra Videos of poets reading and discussing their work, segments on poetry and contemporary culture, poet profiles, and teaching tips. The Poetry Archive UK Recordings of poets reading their work. General Poetry Sites The Academy of American Poets Poems, poet biographies, interviews, recordings, and essays. American Verse Project Full texts of volumes of American poetry pre-1920. Arts Edge (Kennedy Center) A variety of lesson plans, exercises, and guidelines for incorporating poetry into K–12 classrooms. BBC Poetry The British Broadcasting Company’s poetry site. Contemporary American Poetry Archive Full texts of out-of-print volumes of contemporary poetry. Single-poet archives

For Educators The Academy of American Poets presents lesson plans that align with Common Core Standards, each of which have been prepared by a curriculum specialist concerned with developing skills of perception and imagination. We hope they will inspire the educators in our community to bring even more poems into your classrooms! "The Owl" by Arthur Sze The classroom component of this year’s National Poetry Month’s education project, Poet-to-Poet, for grades 3 to 6. From "Manatee/Humanity" by Anne Waldman The classroom component of this year’s National Poetry Month’s education project, Poet-to-Poet, for grades 7 to 12. Developed and tested by high-school teachers, the following lesson plans provide everything you need to administer a successful poetry unit in your classroom. Voice Students participate in a series of learning activities employing interconnectivity between poems used and core texts to explore poetry as social commentary.

POETRY PLACE POETRY PLACEAn Internet Hotlist on Poetry created by Elaine MagliaroBell School Library, Marblehead, MA Introduction | Poetry Websites | Online Poetry Activities for Kids | Online Children's Poetry and Poetry E-texts | Curriculum Resources for Educators | Children's Poetry Book Bibliographies and Lists Introduction Celebrate poetry throughout the school year. The Internet Resources Poetry Websites Poetry for Kids Links Page - Find links to the following: 1) Websites of published children's poets 2) Classic children's poetry online 3) Writing resource sites 4) Websites dedicated to poems written by children. Online Poetry Activities for Kids Writing Poetry with Karla Kuskin - Children can proceed through a step-by-step poetry writing process with Karla Kuskin. Online Children's Poetry and Poetry E-texts Curriculum Resources for Educators Poems That Work - An entire curriculum unit for teachers from the Yale New Haven Teacher Institute. Children's Poetry Book Bibliographies and Lists