Writing about Poetry with T.I.M.E.

Poetry T.I.M.E. Review elements of T.I.M.E. in this brief slide presentation. Complete an analysis by telling the  T.I.M.E.  of the poem. (See page 5 in handout packet at this link.) Click Writing about Poetry w-Grading Guidelines for printable assignment sheets. Introduction  What is the most memorable idea, image, or literary device you recall…

Writing One Act Plays

Following workshops presented by the then, California Playwrights Project, I adapted what I'd learned into this set of notes used for writing one-act plays based on literature students already have read.  I first used ideas as the culminating activity for a unit on mythology and adapted the assignments another time…

October Celebrations

More than HALLOWEEN Learning about and celebrating the cultures of others is a wonderful reason to write. And,  October is a great time to start. For many, October is a time for Harvest Festivals, an ancient celebration revived in many church and community groups as an alternative to Halloween; or…

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…
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