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Alliteration in Headline Poems

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Alliteration in Headline Poems

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute class sessions
Lesson Author

Michelle Kimbro

Oakwood, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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United States Congress officially adopted the position of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 1985.

Students investigate the website of a past Poet Laureate's project and use it as a model to celebrate poetry that appeals most to them.


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement

A Call to Action: What We Know About Adolescent Literacy and Ways to Support Teachers in Meeting Students’ Needs

This document provides a research-based resource that acknowledges the complexities of reading as a developmental process and addresses the needs of secondary readers and their teachers.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises

Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.


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