Onomonopia

Tweet Onomonopia, it is such a freaky word, But on Halloween, to not use it would simply be absurd. There are so many sounds that we hear around this spooky time. You should use it in your writing, or while slurping up some slime. 😉   You could think of cackling witches, or a door that goes creeeaaak, A swooshing, whirring bat […]

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Blackout Poetry and Summarizing

Tweet I taught a lesson on summarizing text in my class yesterday. We did it a pretty traditional way using a great program my fourth grade team purchased that focuses on differentiating the teaching of the reading comprehension strategies.  (Comprehension Strategies Kit by Sundance) The class and I looked at a short fictional text and […]

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What’s Your Haiku Moment?

Tweet Haiku is a short poetic form that seems simple, but can be very difficult to write if you want to stay true to the art form.  I have a limited knowledge of the true essence of haiku, but, like many teachers, tend to use it as a go-to form of poetry that students can […]

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Creative Writing: 5 Classic Poems That Will Inspire Your Students

Tweet Need a poem to spark your students’ interests?  Here are a handful of ideas for all ages from Louise Blake.  Try them out and let us know what you think.  Better yet, add some other great poem titles to try!  ~EMP Some of the earliest stories I recall learning were in the form of […]

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5 Poetic Forms That Are Perfect for the Classroom

Tweet Have you flicked through the most popular children’s books at your local bookstore or library recently? If you have, chances are you noticed that most of them, especially the ones for much younger readers, are written in rhyming verse of one style or another. Poetry is a great way of teaching and subsequently encouraging […]

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Get Kids Writing – Poetry

Tweet Poetry, it’s powerful. But to some it makes them powerless. Left there with just a pencil they feel they have nothing to write. But there are so many ways and so many things that can be written and can be done. As a teacher, the first thing is to write yourself. You know – […]

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5 Reasons to LOVE April

Tweet It’s April!!!  YAY!  I love April.  There is so much happening that you can take advantage of as an educator.  Let’s count the ways. 1) Let’s start with POETRY highlights! 4+1 Reasons to Get Poetry into Your Classroom Poetry is great!  ‘Come on, don’t you agree?  Poetry can be sweet and rhyme-y or in-your-face  […]

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DaDa, Bach and Halloween (a fun activity to try)

Tweet Halloween is an interesting season in the education world.  At the elementary level, it’s a major holiday.  However, I remember feeling a sense of void in those ghoulish ways when I taught middle school.  But, I also remember going wild in high school as a senior with costumes and minor pranks.  Regardless, there’s the […]

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The Magic of One Drum

Tweet I bring them to the large room My students sit to wait They’re talking and they’re anxious To start up from their break.   I take a hold of one small drum Caress it with my hands, And as I beat so softly They seem to understand.   Doom, ckick-a chick; Doom doom chick […]

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