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60 Amazing Examples of Typography Posters Typographical designs can mean a huge deal to both designers and art appreciators. It’s a great way for designers to express their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and believes. It also helps the appreciators find the inspiration to move forward. Below is a collection of absolutely magnificent typography posters ranging from graphical portraits made entirely from text, big and bold statements that send out positive messages out there, and abstract designs that give you the right amount of inspiration needed to get your work done! 6.

How I Use One-Pagers in English Language Arts (With Examples!) If you follow many teachers on social media, you know that one-pagers are suddenly all the rage. I can see why. They’re visually stunning, represent lots of critical thinking, and show each student’s originality and perspective. As an educator, I love them. Here’s a little more about how I use one-pagers in English Language Arts, as well as some amazing one-pager examples. What are one-pagers? One-pagers invite students to think deeply about a text and produce a single page of sketchnotes to represent its most important aspects. Teachers can offer as many or as few guidelines as they wish when using one pagers, though most agree that offering students a clear list of what should be included makes the assignment work well. One pagers by the students of Fallon Ferrara-Howes For example, in English Language Arts, you might ask students to… One pagers by the students of Sarah Ashley Byrd, St. Showing some examples (like the ones in this article), helps get them started, too. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

FS Millbank - A wayfinding typeface from Fontsmith The tale slapped – Scot Gardner on writing for teenagers Writing for young adults can be fraught – how far can you go before your book is quietly removed from library shelves? And who are you writing for – teenagers or adults? Scot Gardner, author of Changing Gear, tackles the question of how to get fifteen-year-olds to sit up and take notice. I have voice recognition software that I use to transcribe my handwritten manuscripts. It’s about 98% accurate now, after six novels. It learns as it goes along and I’ve had to teach it how to swear and speak Straya, but it still struggles with homophones. I quite like a story that slaps; in fact I think all stories should slap – if they’re not slapping then you’re not doing it right. Confession. Writing for a young adult audience is fraught for a number of reasons. I came to writing through work with kids at risk. I have a strong sense of audience when I write and it’s different for every book. So who will engage with this blog post? I believe in narrative. Like this: Like Loading... Related

Gutenberg’s Revenge The media and entertainment industry has a long history of embracing disruptive innovations, from the printing press to the personal computer. But the rapid shift from physical to digital over the past decade or so has been truly revolutionary. In general, physical media has suffered a great deal. Printed newspapers and magazines have migrated to online versions, while DVDs and CDs have been supplanted by film- and music-streaming services. But the oldest form of physical media is actually holding up quite well. At the same time, the movement toward people snuggling up with Kindles and Nooks instead of real books has hit a wall. What gives? “People love print books for a few reasons,” says Marisa Bluestone, director of communications for AAP, citing the tactility of books relative to other physical media. Jim Milliot, editorial director at Publishers Weekly, points to the cyber-life symptom known as screen fatigue. One format of electronic books, however, is growing rapidly. R.J.

edutopia Consider the following book characters: In The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade, by Justin Roberts, Sally has keen observation skills that enable her to see a lot of mean behavior and bullying—and one day she decides to take a stand. (For ages 3–6) In Maddi’s Fridge, by Lois Brandt, Sofia enlists her mother in seeking to help her friend Maddi, who doesn’t have much food in her refrigerator because her family is poor. (For ages 4–8) In Separate Is Never Equal, by Duncan Tonatiuh, Sylvia is excited about her first day at her neighborhood school, but she and her siblings are prevented from attending because they’re Mexican. Her family organizes a lawsuit that brings about an end to segregated schooling in California. Allies and Activists These characters—both real and fictional—have something in common. The books, spanning from picture books to young adult literature, highlight the ways people can act as allies on a personal level or engage in activism on a larger scale.

Best Kindness Books for Kids, as Chosen by Educators It may be a constantly changing world for our students, but one thing is for certain: being kind is just as important now as ever before. Send students the message that kindness is a top priority—and honor the reality that showing it can take courage, creativity, and persistence—by including books about it in your curriculum. Here are 22 of our favorite kindness books for the classroom. Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves! 1. It can be hard to find ways to include someone new –especially when that someone is invisible– but it’s worth the effort. 2. Concrete but engaging, this title answers an essential question. 3. Who better to teach kids the nitty-gritty details of being nice than…otters? 4. Being kind means making space for everyone, as this “big, friendly umbrella” shows. 5. 6. This title is a lovely tool for reassuring children that the world is full of kind people with good intentions. 7. 8.

Teach Empathy With These 3 Newbery Award Winners for Middle Grades One of the best ways to teach empathy to middle-grade students is by reading—because books can positively introduce relatable concepts like diversity, disability, and bullying. Use these Newbery Award–winning titles along with the corresponding teaching guides and empathy-building activities during whole-class reads or lit circles to provide a platform to teach important lessons and create a culture of kindness in your classroom. 1. Hello, Universe Hello, Universe, a 2018 Newbery Medal winner by Erin Entrada Kelly, is a neighborhood tale that explicitly deals with topics such as embracing individuality and disabilities. In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Download the free teaching guide to get more discussion questions and classroom activities for Hello, Universe. Download The Free Teaching Guide 2. Billy’s mom is a teacher, and his dad works at home as an artist, spending his days finding objects he can use for his found-art sculptures. 3.