With or without using technology, book reports don’t have to be same old, same old, same old thing. See the NY Times Learning Network for alternative ways to engage students in reading, then writing and talking about books. Remember to include non-fiction titles on your lists of suggested books.
Bridging cultural gaps through poetry is one of the goals for teachers around the world. This website for the The Global Poetry Project can help you get connected and also can provide an audience for your student writers.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 Five Great Sites for Making Poetry Happen Posted by Keith Schoch What’s the connection between 18th century Japanese poetry, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, and rock band Linkin Park? I recently blogged about Teachers’ Domain at my Teaching that Sticks site. In observation of Poetry Month, teachers in grades 6 through 12 [...]
Joseph Scotese and Lisa Danford have compiled a range of resources dedicated to the idea of focusing on the text. You will find a range of exercises and handouts for close reading. Click here to link to their site: www.awaytoteach.net Lauren B. recommends Toshak’s Writing Unseen Commentaries
MythologyTeacher.com is a website specially designed as an aide for teachers teaching mythology. While this might not seem to be a huge demographic, more and more educators are beginning to mythology into their curricula.