Teacher Resources by Grade
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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.
Struggling to survive is one of the many themes explored in A Girl Named Disaster. As students read, they look for connections between themselves and the main character, Nhamo.
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.
Engage students in content area reading with the Textmasters strategy, which allows students to collaborate with their peers in different roles that enable better understanding of the content.
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.
Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.
The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
Students explore figurative language in poetry by reading and writing riddle poems.
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
The Spelling in Parts strategy can enhance children's ability to spell and decode multisyllabic words.
O'Connor offers new approaches to teaching poetry in middle and high school with more than 25 writing activities that can constitute an entire course or work as individual lessons.
Melissa Comer | Associate Professor | LaFollette, TN
As a university professor, I want students to get excited about making new discoveries, to think critically and creatively, and to apply their learning in a classroom setting