Versing Life Together

Join us for writing poems and responding to the poetry of others. The month of April is POETRY MONTH. We will be borrowing prompts from ETHICAL ELA (a website hosted by Sarah J. Donovan), here. Respond to the prompts, post yours in the COMMENT section. Day One: PROMPT BY SARAH…

African American Read-In

Reading Together Anywhere My book was recommended for the The National African American Read-In Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE In February 2020, you may hold an African AmericanRead-In event any day of the month February 1-Friday, February 28, 2020 Schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations,…

Pulling Ideas Together

Writing Better Essays  One useful strategy for getting started is to permit students draft in first person and then revise to third person.  When they realize that they are invited to present their own ideas, reflections, observations, the students tend to relax a bit and write more honestly about the…

Colors Call Out to Us

Colors call out to us in nature and in advertisements.  Help students understand the symbolism of colors as it relates to their feelings, as well as why different colors may entice them to behave certain ways, believe certain things, and buy certain products and services. What they learn in these…
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