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Finding Figurative Language in The Phantom Tollbooth

Students examine figurative language in The Phantom Tollbooth and create a chart representing the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases.

 

Student Interactives

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.

 

 

Sort, Hunt, Write: A Weekly Spelling Program

It's easy to make spelling fun. Using a variety of activities from sorting to using words in context will help deepen students' understanding of word patterns.

 

 

Acrostic Poems

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.

 
 

 

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.

 

 

Hero’s Journey

Hero’s Journey

Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.

 
 

 

Creating Classroom Community by Crafting Themed Poetry Collections

Students create poetry collections with the theme of "getting to know each other." They study and then write a variety of forms of poetry to include in their collections.

 

 

Stapleless Book

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!

 
 

 

Professional Development  

IRA Annual Conference

IRA Annual Conference

The International Reading Association’s 59th Annual Conference is the premier event for literacy professionals worldwide.

 

Resolution on Composing with Nonprint Media

Resolution on Composing with Nonprint Media

This resolution explains what educators can do to work with young people composing nonprint media that can include any combination of visual art, motion (video and film), graphics, text, and sound -- all of which are frequently written and read in nonlinear fashion.

 

 

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