The purpose of this blog is to provide a space to share teaching ideas that deal with writing - K to 12.
Recently, I have been working in schools, implementing the Calkins' Units of Study that are aligned with the CCSS. This program and the rubrics that accompany it are often used as a framework to meet proficiency guidelines.
I will continue to post articles that support these processes.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Poetry and Novels - Nancy Grimaldi, Grades 7 and 8
Like all language arts teachers, Nancy loves literature. Luckily she also loves her students and know what makes them tick. One of their favorite authors is Gary Paulsen. During our discussions, Nancy shared with us how she reformatted his work in poetry form, in order to help students focus on his word choice and sentence variation. Following is the format she uses. Enjoy.
For another good book to use for the same purpose, see Lynne Plourde's: