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Keeping Students Engaged: Reading and Writing Winter Poetry

Posted by: Peter Armenti

The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, a Fairfax County Public Schools Librarian and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. This time of year, students’ thoughts turn to winter break, snow, and holidays. In some places their eyes glance to the window searching for snowflakes. …

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Writing Poetry in the Classroom: Bell Ringers

Posted by: Peter Armenti

The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. Last month I offered some ideas for bell ringers for reading poetry. Below are three ideas for engaging students with bell ringers or warm ups for writing poetry. 1) Let the Music Move …

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Reading Poetry in the Classroom: Bell Ringers

Posted by: Peter Armenti

The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. Rarely a day goes by in which I do not find a “new-to-me” fabulous item in the digitized collections of the Library of Congress. A recent search uncovered this image, titled “Hanging Poems …

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Teacher’s Corner: Using Poetry to Teach the Importance of Word Choice

Posted by: Peter Armenti

The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. In my high school English classroom, we studied not only literature, but also writing. Students usually came to me competent in the fundamentals of persuasive and expository composition, but they gave little thought …