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Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App
Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.
Grades 7 – 9 | Lesson Plan
Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.
Students will find their inner poet laureate in this lesson that involves writing a poem in the style of Robert Frost.
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare’s Secret plus a variety of online sources.
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.
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.
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.
Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.
This guide includes basic theory and practice for supporting students reading independently, which is the last instructional context along the gradual release of responsibility.
In this Web seminar, we will discuss how to explicitly introduce synthesis of nonfiction texts as well as how to plan for reading aloud a text so as to promote understanding of the author’s central ideas.
Lisa Rank | Language Arts Teacher | Easton, MD
When asked to develop a Writing for Publication course for middle school students, I turned to ReadWriteThink.org for inspiration and advice