Monthly Archives: May 2015

POINT OF VIEW AND THE PYRAMIDS

COMMON CORE RESIDENCY UNIT Writer and educator Liz Arnold was part of T&W’s Common Core Leadership Team of writers who developed creative writing teaching resources that are aligned with the requirements of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts as they apply to history/social studies and science. In this unit, Arnold offers ideas for…

Two Poems

  Two Poems By Latonya 1. The TEARS OF JOY AND PAIN If you were to see her in the Street you would think she Is the same as any other Person, nice, polite, and does Well with others. But in the Inside she is a weak little Woman with feelings, they Call her names,…

IRONY AND THE WALDORF ASTORIA

LESSON PLAN    In this lesson, perhaps to the dismay of teachers and parents everywhere, T&W teaching artist Sarah Porter brings sarcasm to sixth-graders. Based on Langston Hughes’ poem “Advertisement for the Waldorf Astoria,” this lesson plan teaches students about irony as a literary technique in order to develop voice in nonfiction writing. Though Porter’s…

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