Celebrate National Poetry Month All Year Long

Celebrate National Poetry Month All Year Long

Although April is the official month for celebrating poetry, consider the power of incorporating a daily dose of poetry into your classroom. Flint Springs Elementary (Huntington, IN) teacher, John Stoffel recently shared his personal purple poetry portfolio that is...
Make Every Word Count with Micro-Fiction

Make Every Word Count with Micro-Fiction

How long does it take to tell a complete story? For students who love to write, many think the more words the better. However, the ultimate is for writers to communicate succinctly and clearly. Every word counts. Micro-fiction is a genre that requires a specific word...
Tie Writing Assignments to Literature

Tie Writing Assignments to Literature

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Target Close-up Details in Descriptive Writing

Target Close-up Details in Descriptive Writing

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Find Poems in Previous Writing

Find Poems in Previous Writing

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