Tagged Cross-Curricular

Congratulations to the Young Authors of 218X

To the students of 218X (from the introduction to the anthology Everything is Liquid) This was a very special residency for me because Ms. Agramonte suggested we take the students to the Museum of Natural History and write poems and draw images inspired by the Northwestern mask exhibit. Her students had been studying masks from around…

The Art Poem

In this lesson from T&W teaching artist Amina Henry, students explore the relationship between visual art and poetry. Using the poetry of William Carlos Williams as a model, students explore imagery and use it as a starting point to write their own poems about art.  Grade(s) taught: 3rd, 4th, and 5th  Genre(s) taught: Poetry, creative…

Interdisciplinary Arts Education with Maria Schirmer

Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, interviewed teaching artists who took part in the TATIP* program. Maria Schirmer, an interdisciplinary artist working with Community-Word Project, attended the Universal Design for Learning and Teaching for Special Needs workshop facilitated by Philip Alexander of Brooklyn Arts Council and Martin Urbach of Marquis…

#YOU’RE IT: (SLOW) TAGGING IN THE CLASSROOM

LESSON PLAN By Lucas DuClos A decade ago it would have been hard to imagine how common the practice of “tagging” would become—other than of course phone tag, or freeze tag, or (the best) TV tag. And yet it should be no surprise to anyone even vaguely involved in education today that, according to the…

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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