"Encounter with a Skull" by Koda Rohan
Learners, in pairs, develop two poems--one must be a haiku, the other must be a tanka. They recite their poems to the class.
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Close Readings from The Tempest + New World Readings
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10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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How can adding a prefix or suffix to a root word create an entirely new word? Study a packet of resources that focuses on Greek and Latin roots, as well as different prefixes and suffixes that learners can use for easy reference
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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9th - 12th English Language Arts
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable