Poetry ideas

25 Great Ideas for Teaching Poetry

Teaching poetry has always been one of my favorite units! I especially love reading the amazing poems that students write. Whether you are starting a poetry unit or want to integrate poetry into your curriculum all year long, here are some ideas to make poetry fun and meaningful for your students. Before you begin a poetry unit, you may want to make sure your students are

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Helping children thrive in special education is of monumental importance, because those kids already have so many odds stacked against them. Our guest blogger shares a heart-breaking story of a girl who experienced failure until being placed in an appropriate special education classroom and shares insights on properly differentiating instruction.

Helping Children Thrive in Special Education

When we have students with special needs enter our classroom, we aren’t always sure what the best ways to help them might be. We’re pleased to have Kathleen from A+ Kids Bloggin’ talk about helping children thrive in special education in her guest blog post below. She shares an experience that she went through with a student who came into her classroom and tips for

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It's extremely important to select high-quality close reading passages for your students. There are a variety of factors involved, including appropriateness for students, quality of writing, and the questions and answers included. Click through to read my guide for selecting high-quality close reading passages.

How to Select High-Quality Close Reading Passages for Your Students

As you probably know, there are many passages available that claim to be ideal for close reading and reading comprehension. Many are in published books. Many are available either for free or for purchase on the internet. As you select passages for your students to read, please keep in mind that not all passages are created equal. Teacher sites like Teachers Pay Teachers are open marketplaces. That

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