Border Poetry/Writing Workshop
Students analyze a poem set in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and defend their own interpretations of the work. They demonstrate understanding of poetic technique by writing their own poems of living on the border.
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Poetry Workshop: Fixed Form Poems
Encourage the poetic genius in your young creative writers with a poetry workshop. Fix form poems (cinquains acrostic poems, octopoems, hello/goodbye poems) provide a framework and encourage vocabulary development as well as an awareness...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Classroom Challenges and Activities for Teaching Spanish Heritage Students
Designed for native speakers of Spanish, and written almost entirely in Spanish, this resource begins with explanation of native speakers and strategies that you can use to teach them. After the introductory section, is a collection of...
2nd - 10th Languages
The Catcher in the Rye: Found Poem Activity
After concluding The Catcher in the Rye class members create a found poem using words drawn from J.D. Salinger’s “Both Parties Concerned.” The story, and directions for crafting a found poem, are included with the resource.
11th - 12th English Language Arts