Category: creativity

fun poetry activities

Fun Poetry Activities in Secondary ELA

With all the emphasis on novels and non-fiction text, ELA teachers probably don’t teach enough poetry. However, there are compelling reasons why poetry should be included in the ELA curriculum, even if students struggle with it.  I’ve worked hard over the past year to include more poetry in my curriculum.

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Using Sketchnotes With Novels and Plays

  What are sketchnotes? Sketchnotes are becoming an increasingly popular way for students to take notes for lectures. However, there is much value to be gained from using them along with – or instead of – traditional methods like Cornell notes and annotation. Studies have shown that engaging the visual

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Adding Creativity

Adding Creativity Into Literary Analysis

Preschools are hubs of creativity. When my children were in preschool there wasn’t a day that went by that they didn’t bring home some piece of artwork they made. We accumulated a lot of paper rapidly. Once students get into high school, however, a lot of the creative activities that

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