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  1. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing
    Through Eileen Murphy Buckley's 360-degree approach to teaching critical literacy, students investigate texts through a full spectrum of learning modalities, harnessing the excitement of performance, imitation, creative writing, and argument/debate activities to become more powerful thinkers, readers, and writers.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 17
    Black Poetry Day is celebrated.
    Books and webpages are gathered that focus on the work of African American poets and students explore the resources and find a poem to contribute to a poetry reading.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech
    Reinforce student understanding of parts of speech through the analysis of sample cinquain poems followed by the creation of original cinquains.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Found Poems/Parallel Poems
    Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 3
    Gwendolyn Brooks published Bronzeville Boys and Girls in 1956.
    After students have read and discussed several poems from Brooks' collection, they create a poetry anthology for their own family, neighborhood, or classroom.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers
    Students improve their reading fluency by selecting a poem online to perform in class.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Seasonal Haiku: Writing Poems to Celebrate Any Season
    After listening to haiku poetry, students use seasonal descriptive words to write their own haiku, following the traditional format. They then publish their poems by mounting them on illustrated backgrounds.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives
    This book is designed to help teachers develop their own version of YA pedagogy and a vision for teaching YA lit in the middle and secondary classroom.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Reading Performance: Understanding Fluency Through Oral Interpretation
    Students discuss prosody, gain a new appreciation for literature intended for oral performance, and participate in activities that instill the value of technology in shaping their appreciation of literature.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 3
    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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