Tagged Personal Narrative

Civil War Allegory

T&W writer Sarah Porter collaborated with teachers and seventh-graders of Hudson Cliffs School through several writing projects designed to elicit creative and critical responses to the history of the Civil War. In order to overcome the conceptual distance that makes viewpoints held in the past seem nearly unfathomable, students read two primary sources from the period: “The Dying Confederate’s Last…

Finding Light at Rikers Island

The following is an excerpt from Liza Jessie Peterson’s forthcoming book, ALL DAY: A Memoir of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids. Liza began teaching creative writing at Rikers Island, New York City’s male jail complex, as a teaching artist in 1997. In 2008, she returned as a full-time GED teacher for the NYC Department of…

Writing With Family Album Photos

FROM THE ARCHIVE Harry Greenberg From: Teachers & Writers Magazine (1983, Vol. 14, No. 5) Download: Writing With Family Album Photos I’m always in the “crow’s nest,” alert for ways to add more appeal to my poetry lessons. I believe strongly in packaging. Perhaps a year at NYU majoring in advertising has something to do with it….