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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.
In this lesson designed especially for boys, students read a work of realistic fiction and get to know courageous male characters through writing, Internet activities, and discussion.
The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
Students present monologues in the "voice" of someone involved in child labor in England, respond to questions, and then discuss contemporary child laborers and compare them to the past.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
Students explore figurative language in poetry by reading and writing riddle poems.
Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.
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.
This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.
Written with the Common Core State Standards firmly in mind, this book presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy.
This web seminar will provide specific strategies and classroom examples for the development and integration of differentiated instructional strategies for literature circles.
Jennifer Smith | 8th grade science, grammar, literature teacher | Monticello, IL
Last year I had the opportunity to coteach an eighth-grade language arts/literature class with a special education teacher in my building