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Teaching Poetry Today
This week on the podcast, Georgia Heard talks about teaching poetry today.
Let’s Gather: A Read-Aloud and Shared Reading Curriculum
Read-aloud time is an opportunity to mentor children in the mindset, habits, and strategies of proficient readers.
Students Need Poetry Now More than Ever
Poetry can be the doorway into literacy for so many children, and a pathway to knowing how we feel, learning about who we are, and connecting with others and the larger world.
What Changes Kids' Minds About Poetry?
Provide time to find poems, time to read them, time to hear them, and time to reflect on the poem through talking, writing, and drawing.
How To Host a Poetry Slam at Your School by Ralph Fletcher
Participating in this Poetry Slam led Ralph Fletcher to revise his thinking. There is definitely a place for big, splashy events that celebrate many writers at one time.
Podcast: 4 Essential Studies with Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher, and Tom Newkirk
How do you approach essay, poetry, book clubs, and digital composition? If we reimagine our approach we can open the door to more engaged and challenging learning.
On the Podcast: Translanguaging in Poetry with Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera
Poetry can be a great teacher, and in teaching, it is imperative to speak to the multiple experiences and languages in a class.
Heart Mapping at Home: Meaningful, Authentic Writing
Now more than ever it is important that we create spaces for ourselves and our students to express feelings and process emotions.
Ideas for Writing Poems in a Pandemic
Carol Jago, author of The Book In Question, shares a lesson that invites students to reflect upon the changes they are experiencing during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Teaching and Learning Through Poetry
With all that poetry does for us we wanted to quietly celebrate Poetry Month by re-sharing this collection of books that provide support for teaching and learning through poetry.
TCRWP/Units of Study Team
Fountas and Pinnell Team
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