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Pantoums and Color Our World With Poems

LESSON PLAN Poetry Crossing: 50+ Lessons for 50 Years of California Poets in the Schools celebrates the long history of one of the oldest and largest literary arts education programs in the US.  Founded in 1964, California Poets in the Schools (CPitS) has engaged more than a million young people in poetry through its programs at…

A World of Poetry

Each year, poet and teaching artist Amanda Johnston coordinates an International Skype Poetry Reading that brings poets from around the world into Grisham Middle School in Round Rock, Texas. Students prepare for the program by reading the writers’ work and creating questions they would like to ask. After the virtual visits take place, students write…

Spring 2015

After a long, cold, and snowy winter, we are delighted to be sending the Spring issue of Teachers & Writers Magazine—the second in our new online format. We are gratified by the overwhelmingly positive response to the Winter issue, and to our weekly postings to the magazine website. To be sure you receive notifications of…

Winter 2014-2015: ARTivism

Welcome to Teachers & Writers Magazine online! With this new version of the magazine, Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) continues the conversation we began in 1967, when the first Teachers & Writers Collaborative Newsletter was published. In this latest iteration, our discussion of the work and joy of “educating the imagination” and teaching creative writing…

Ain’t I a Teacher?
Teaching Persuasive Writing Inspired by Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?”

EXPLODED LESSON PLAN   High school students are at an age where they are becoming increasingly aware of the social and political realities of the world, and beginning to understand how these connect to the injustices they see and experience in their own lives. This exercise from T&W teaching artist Bushra Rehman uses the revolutionary voice of Sojourner…

Interview with Eve Ensler: What Are We Afraid Of

INTERVIEW   by Matthew Burgess   Eve Ensler is the Tony Award-winning playwright, activist, and author of the theatrical phenomenon The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Eve’s plays include Necessary Targets, TheTreatment, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure At Last:…

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