Tagged Common Core

My Skeleton

COMMON CORE LESSON PLAN Poet and educator Jane LeCroy 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 in science and history/social studies. In this lesson plan, LeCroy offers ideas for addressing a…

MY LUNGS

COMMON CORE LESSON PLAN Poet and educator Jane LeCroy 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 in science and history/social studies. In this lesson plan, LeCroy offers ideas for addressing a…

INSIDE POEMS

LESSON PLAN By Joanna Fuhrman Adapted from ideas in Poetry Everywhere Professor and T&W poet-in-residence Joanna Fuhrman explores Lorca, Simic, and Apollinaire in this poetry lesson. Using multiple model texts, Joanna provides students with a variety of points of view and approaches to creating an image in writing. This lesson allows students to compare literature…

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…

My Heart

COMMON CORE LESSON PLAN Poet and educator Jane LeCroy 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 in science and history/social studies. In this lesson plan, LeCroy offers ideas for addressing a…

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

LESSON PLAN By Jeffrey Pflaum  Photo (above) by Roman Oleinik Grade(s) taught: 2nd–5th Genre(s) taught: Short fiction, narrative Download: A Penny For Your Thoughts  Common Core State Standards: (Refer to the English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5) CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2–5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences…

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…

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…

Journey Poems

LESSON PLAN   In this lesson, T&W teaching artist David A. Stoler brings students into the past with a study of “journey poems.” Stoler invites seventh-graders to engage actively with history by imagining the journey of a Colonial character in the style of Phillis Wheatley’s “On Being Brought to America from Africa.” Though this lesson…

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