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Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

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.

 

Gendered Fictions

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Gendered Fictions

Gendered Fictions helps students explore how fiction and nonfiction texts construct gender by encouraging readers to take up "gendered" reading positions that support or challenge particular versions of masculinity and femininity.

 

Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library

Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies

Editors Mary T. Christel and Scott Sullivan present a new set of lessons designed to help you integrate a variety of digital applications—Web 2.0 and beyond—into the courses and units you’re already teaching.

 

Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom

The authors describe their struggles and eventual success with students in constructing a “counternarrative to colormuteness and colorblindness”—the self-imposed student segregation and silencing of voice.

 

Reader Response Meets New Literacies: Empowering Readers in Online Learning Communities

Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library

Reader Response Meets New Literacies: Empowering Readers in Online Learning Communities

New literacies are here to stay. This article explores the use of e-books and online literature circles.