Students cut out nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs from newspapers and create poems using words they have found.
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The Iliad: A Young Reader Adventure
Is The Iliad part of your curriculum? Check out a resource that offers something for those new to teaching the classic and those with lots of experience using Homer's epic. Plot summaries, discussion questions, activities abound in this...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Poetry Archive
Listening to poems about feeling lonely and feeling like an outsider set the stage for a group activity that focuses on Stevie Smith's "Not Waving But Drowning." Groups examine the three stanzas of Smith's poem separately and identify in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Emory Douglas: Revolution in Our Time, Part 2
I love lessons like this because they let kids see the power of art, poetry, and activism in times of social injustice and unrest. They'll analyze the art used by Emory Douglas in the production of the Black Panther newspaper and...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Everyone Sang - Moods in Poetry
Start by reading the poem "Everyone Sang" by Siegried Sassoon. The archive also houses an audio clip, so consider playing that instead of reading it aloud. After hearing the poem twice, middle and high schoolers will discuss a list of...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Literature-Based Newspaper: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Eleventh graders create an Eatonville newspaper depicting the characters and events in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. They show their understanding of audience, newspaper format, sensory details, and sufficient...
11th English Language Arts
"Thank You Ma'am" by Langston Hughes
Students use Langston Hughes' "Thank You Ma'am" as a reading and vocabulary improvement activity. In this reading and vocabulary lesson plan, students review the related vocabulary and read the poem. Students discuss the story elements...
8th - 10th English Language Arts