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My Life in 30 Words

June 10, 2018 1 min read

Today, I thought I’d share another one of my favorite poetry activities (if you haven’t read this blog post yet, make sure to check it out). This one is called “My Life in 30 Words,” and it’s an activity that…

Found Poetry Activity

January 16, 2017 3 min read

If you haven’t heard of found poetry before, it is essentially what it sounds like! Students cut out words and phrases that they find and create a poem out of them! It’s an extremely easy and exciting way to begin…

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It’s meant to ensure you’re not teaching writing genres in isolation. KEY 👌🏼 ⁣
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Here’s how it works:⁣
- Take a topic and put it in the middle⁣
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Just like how at the gym you think there’s no way in HECK you can do that last push-up or that last squat. ⁣
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May is that last lunge. ⁣
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I’m currently teaching a fan favorite “The Cask of Amontillado” - the irony, the foreshadowing, the evil soul of Montressor ... it is SO GOOD. ⁣
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Anyhow, we’re still trucking along to the end! Keeping it interesting and engaging with great lit!⁣
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What’s your mom’s best advice?
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