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April is poetry month, and before what T.S. Eliot calls “the cruelest month” is over, I want to share an alternative way to getting your students excited about poetry. In my experience, students can tend to put their walls up when we reach the poetry unit. I think a lot of this reluctance comes from […]
Formula poems (such as haikus, acrostics, limericks, antonym diamantes, etc.) adhere to a set of formal guidelines. Although these types of poems can seem restrictive to creativity, their limitations can actually tend to have the opposite effect! This is especially true for students who are just starting out with poetry and might be overwhelmed with […]
Have you ever found it difficult to get all of your students to buy into your poetry unit? I know I’ve felt that way before. I think some of this reluctance comes from the perception of poetry being an outdated form of creative expression. This is not true, of course. Poetry is written, read, and […]
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and there are more ways to celebrate than by just wearing green and shamrocks! For English Language Arts teachers, St Patrick’s Day presents the perfect opportunity for building classroom community while developing students’ ELA skills at the same time. Here are 4 holiday activities you can use […]
Teenagers are constantly consuming online content through videos, whether on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere. For most of our students, videos are a natural part of their daily routine. There are plenty of ways that we as English Language Arts teachers can use this to our benefit. Bringing videos into your classroom is a […]
Being a teacher in The Great White North comes with many interesting moments that others across the globe may never understand. I’ve compiled a list of 10 signs that you might be a Canadian teacher below. 1. You become an expert in analyzing graphs and hourly reports on The Weather Network the night before a […]
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