Monthly Archives: September 2015

YOUNG WRITERS OF THE WORLD: AHRAR

  Ahrar is a student in a New York City public school and was in a second-grade class taught by poet and T&W teaching artist Matthew Burgess in the spring of 2015. In this interview with editor Susan Karwoska, he holds forth on poetry and his plans for the future.  * Teachers & Writers: Do…

Secret Place

LESSON PLAN Perie Longo’s “Secret Place” lesson plan for third- through sixth-graders appears in Poetry Crossing: 50+ Lessons for 50 Years of California Poets in the Schools. T&W is pleased to work with our California colleagues to share lesson plans from this 50th anniversary collection. In this lesson plan, Perie invites students to think about…

FALL 2015

What happened at school today?  From the time we were very young, answering that question from a parent, grandparent, sibling, or neighbor was an invitation to tell a story. The power of storytelling is on our minds here at Teachers & Writers Collaborative as our writers head back to classrooms across New York City, where…

MAGIC JOHNSON METAPHORS

LESSON PLAN   T&W poet-in-residence Dave Johnson demonstrates how powerful imagery can (literally) move readers. This lesson on metaphor employs Quincy Troupe’s “A Poem for Magic” to engage and inspire young writers. Though written as a poetry lesson, Johnson’s lesson plan is equally suited to teaching the importance of detailed description found in all kinds…

Why Not the World

Why Not the World By Delicia and Nysha (9th Grade) A poor man wishes and he wishes for a dime. Why not the world? Why not the world? Cause it’s the world he’s living in fighting in surviving in dwelling in So walk up in the church and preach Walk up in the school and…

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