Language of Literature

Selecting and using just the right/write/wright approaches to teach students think more deeply and write more precisely about characters they read about, observe in real life, and create in their own writing can be a challenge.  This is about more than homonyms.  It's asking students to consider the tone of…

Motion Poems

Poetry in Motion: Using Tech Looking for a fresh way to have students experience and write poetry?  Take a look at the website, MOTION POEMS,  that shows animated poetry with sound. Here’s an option for your computer savvy students who are comfortable with or eager to learn animation.  What a…

PATTERN POEM

An effective way to assess students' ability to look closely and discover how a poem is put together is to assign them to pattern or parody the work of a published poet.  Here's an assignment to accompany the study of lyrical poems which usually have a rhyme and rhythm pattern. …