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Teaching Poetry to Kids
Do you find poetry difficult? Inaccessible? Or, worse yet, boring? Read this post and learn the benefits of studying poetry along with my classroom-tested approach to teaching poetry to kids, some direction on poetry selection, and a few ideas to help make poetry accessible and enjoyable.
Why Read the Classics?
Looking for a novel to share with your students? With such an extensive collection of young adult novels published annually, there is certainly something for every niche and for everyone. I would suggest, however, that you look no further than the classics. Why read the classics? This post gives 5 reasons why classic literature benefits students.
The Why & How of Literature Circles
There are probably as many ways to do literature circles as there are teachers. Over time, I have worked out my own formula for conducting these small, peer-led discussion groups. Read more about my classroom-tested method here!