Monthly Archives: October 2016

Origins Poems

T&W writers’ in-class writing prompts and exercises inspired and generated the adapted poem found in A Poem as Big as New York City.  From this imaginative, diverse, massive, and multi-faceted material, an adapted work emerged.  Here’s a peek at one of the lessons that served as the raw clay to shape young writers’ minds.  All lessons…

Using Poetry to Jump Start Performance

In this workshop, poetry collective Flatline Poetry uses poetry to get students more comfortable with public speaking. The lesson helps students prepare for everything from presenting in the classroom to appearing before larger audiences and can be adapted for use in getting students ready for Poetry Out Loud competitions.   This lesson plan is designed…

T&W Welcomes New Writers

Teachers & Writers Collaborative has welcomed six new writers to our teaching roster for the 2016–2017 school year. These literary artists bring a wealth of teaching and writing experience to their work with T&W. Their extensive expertise will benefit the students and teachers with whom we work for years to come. We are also pleased to…

So Much Depends Upon…

By Brandon (6th Grade) Light and Shadows lights and shadows two contributing forces, eternity and forever century-old feud   Endless Cycle a night of gazing at the moon before the shining crispy sun the endless cycle of war and peace   2016 So Much Depends Upon… Stretching Out Your Positivity I.S. 392, Brooklyn Edited by Melanie…

Two Exercises for Community Poem Projects 

T&W writers’ in-class writing prompts and exercises inspired and generated the adapted poem found in A Poem as Big as New York City.  From this imaginative, diverse, massive, and multi-faceted material, an adapted work emerged.  Here’s a peek at one of the lessons that served as the raw clay to shape young writers’ minds.  All…

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