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Personal Narrative Essay

LESSON PLAN   In this lesson, T&W teaching artist Olivia Birdsall invites students to select a topic for a Cause-Effect/Before-After essay, and instructs them to describe the changes they observed in themselves via specific, vivid description (SHOWING) instead of general summary (TELLING).  Grade(s) Taught: 11th–12th Genre(s) Taught: Personal narrative essay Download: Personal Narrative Essay Lesson…

In The Classroom:
The Megaphonic Voice

EXPLODED LESSON PLAN   There is an intimate relationship between Artivism and the Manifesto—perhaps even an essential one. Here, Teachers & Writers Collaborative teaching artist Ibi Zoboi takes it one step further: in this Exploded Lesson Plan—filled with links to news stories, videos, lesson plans, primary sources, and more—she connects the manifesto to the teaching…

Ain’t I a Teacher?
Teaching Persuasive Writing Inspired by Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?”

EXPLODED LESSON PLAN   High school students are at an age where they are becoming increasingly aware of the social and political realities of the world, and beginning to understand how these connect to the injustices they see and experience in their own lives. This exercise from T&W teaching artist Bushra Rehman uses the revolutionary voice of Sojourner…

Colorism

Colorism by Krystal “I used to wish that I can wake up one day lighter or wash my face and think that it would change. I thought it was dirt and I tried to clean it off but it wouldn’t come off.” This is from a person that wasn’t comfortable in their own skin. In today’s society the youth are concerned about who’s…

Using the Lune to Jump-Start the Essay

FROM THE ARCHIVE   This article originally appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Teachers & Writers Magazine (Volume 43 Number 3).  DOWNLOAD the original article from our Digital Resource Center!   A Net for Words Using the Lune to Jump-Start the Essay by MELANIE MARIA GOODREAUX   New York hustle 2000 word article faces…

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