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Resources for Grades 9 - 10


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Latino Poetry Blog: Blogging as a Forum for Open Discussion

In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect of the factors of culture, history, and environment on Latino poetry.

 

Student Interactives

 

Diamante Poems

Diamante Poems

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

 

 

Playlist for Holden: Character Analysis With Music and Lyrics

Students compile a playlist of 10 songs representing a literary character and explain their choices based on the book's dialogue, plot, conflict, and resolution.

 

 

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

 
 

 

The ABCs of Poetry

Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.

 

 

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!

 
 

 

Speaking Poetry: Exploring Sonic Patterns Through Performance

Using their voices as interpretive instruments, students gain a deeper appreciation of the art of poetry as they prepare a recitation of the frequently anthologized poem "Those Winter Sundays."

 

 

Trading Card Creator

Trading Card Creator

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.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Bringing Grammar to Life

Bringing Grammar to Life

Seamlessly integrate grammar instruction into your entire language arts curriculum.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird - Teaching The Film: Helping Students Appreciate the Language of the Moving

To Kill a Mockingbird - Teaching The Film: Helping Students Appreciate the Language of the Moving

Teaching film techniques (lighting, symbolism, sound, camera angles) is part of the new Common Core ELA Standards. Join film and media educator Frank W. Baker, an NCTE consultant, for this new look at engaging students in film education

 

 

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Tisha Ortega

Finding the "Write" on ReadWriteThink

Tisha Ortega | Teacher | Hartsburg, IL

I have been a Spanish teacher for almost 20 years, and I had always taught at large, urban schools