Category: poetry

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How to Teach Poetry with Images Part III

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by takomabibelot[/caption] This is the third installment on "How to Teach Poetry with Images." For the first installment click here and for the second click here. As a refresher my brother, a TESOL teacher in TX, asked about teaching figurative and connotative language.…
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How to Teach Poetry with Images (Part II)

I got a text message from my brother the other day. He had read the first post in teaching poetry with images series as his students test scores came in. Overall he said the scores were  good but students struggled in the area of figurative language. Did I mention he teaches primarily bilingual students? We…
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How to Use Images to Teach Poetry

In our fourth walk we were asked to consider our dawn. Learning is my dawn. Each bit of knowledge I share, steal, teach, or tag awakens a new day. So for my make this walk I am sharing what I hope to be a first in  a series (most series end after one possibly two…
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Learning Event Ten in #walkmyworld

Wow the final learning event in the #WALKMYWORLD project. Ten weeks flew by. Last learning event you collected and curated all of your content, and shared it with us on Twitter. Ian O'Byrne collected all of these shares to a Google Spreadsheet. If you’re not listed on the spreadsheet, feel free to add your links and info…
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Poetry from #walkmyworld

Writers take risks. We hide our dreams and amplify our misgivings in the open; in our words. As a teacher of those who teach writing I want to take the journey that I encourage others to endure. So I share my poetry from #walkmyworld. It is not to simply enough to model the writing process.…
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Next Event in the #Walkmyworld Journey

[caption width="500" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by 謝一麟 Chiā,It-lîn under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] Once again our friends from across the globe amaze us. In fact new poets, learners and readers join #walkmyworld every day. To this end we will no longer publish weekly challenges but will shift the focus to learning events.…
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#MNLI13 Day 3 Reflection Coding Community

Karen Brennan sparked my thinking today. She presented her work on using Scratch. The programming, games, and stories children created made a large impact on everyone at the conference. For me it wasn't the take away of creative computing I found most moving. It was Brennan's point that making take two things: creating and community.…
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Finding Our Voices in Lost Voices

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by Gilbert Mercier under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license[/caption] We want every student to leave Gear Up knowing they have a voice. They are "active players and not spectators in life" as Walter Dean Meyers., the author of Handbook for Boys wrote (our shared reading this summer). To…
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Rosenblatt, Poetry, & Technology

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by Rudolf Getel under a Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons ( CC0 ) license[/caption] < h3 class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 200%; >Rosenblatt's Transactional Theory Rosenblatt’s literary theory (1938/1995; 1978) diverges from the New Critical perspective that readers examine texts in order to extract "the meaning." Rosenblatt states that during transactions with literary texts, readers…
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Using Multimodal Poetry to Engage in Critical Literacy

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by craftivist collective under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license[/caption] Many of us agree that we need to align our classroom activities with the digitally literate lives our students lead. Yet we still hear of many classroom simply focusing on technology integration. Simply put this is a mistake. When…