Education

Awakening the Heart

Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325000930

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 868

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, p, e, i, s, t.
Education

Heart Maps

Helping Students Create and Craft Authentic Writing

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325074498

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 4122

"Heart Maps is a book that I will use and recommend to teachers for years to come." -Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer "You'll find yourself relying on this book again and again as a trusted source as you help your student writers craft a writing life." -Jennifer Serravallo, author of The Reading Strategies Book and the forthcoming The Writing Strategies Book How do we get students to "ache with caring" about their writing instead of mechanically stringing words together? We spend a lot of time teaching the craft of writing but we also need to devote time to helping students write with purpose and meaning. For decades, Georgia Heard has guided students into more authentic writing experiences by using heart maps to explore what we all hold inside: feelings, passions, vulnerabilities, and wonderings. In Heart Maps, Georgia shares 20 unique, multi-genre heart maps to help your students write from the heart, such as the First Time Heart Map, Family Quilt Heart Map, and People I Admire Heart Map. You'll also find extensive support for using heart maps, including: tips for getting started with heart maps writing ideas to jumpstart student writing in multiple genres from heart maps suggested mentor texts to provide additional inspiration "For twenty years I've been a tour guide of sorts for heart-mapping writers," says Georgia. "All you need is paper, pen, an open heart and a willingness to explore what matters to you." It is this freedom, this idea of discovery, that makes heart-mapping so inviting; students find they have a lot to write about both beloved and newly discovered topics. Filled with full-color student heart maps, examples of the resulting writing, along with online access to 20 different uniquely designed reproducible heart map templates, Heart Maps will be a practical tool for awakening new writing possibilities and engaging and motivating your students' writing throughout the year.
Education

A Note Slipped Under the Door

Teaching from Poems We Love

Author: Nick Flynn,Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571103208

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 663

"WHATEVER SHIRLEY OR NICK TELL YOU-BELIEVE THEM." - Naomi Shihab Nye How do we read a poem? What can we teach from a poem we love? How can we name what poets do in order to inform our writing, our teaching? In their staff development work with teachers, Nick Flynn and Shirley McPhillips have often encountered these and similar questions. This book invites preservice and inservice teachers, staff developers - anyone who wants to make a lasting place for poetry in their own and their students' lives - into many of these same primary through middle school classrooms for an up-close look at several thoughtful, rigorous, poetry inquiries. Each chapter begins with a mentor poem as the centerpiece for discussion, followed by a short narrative of ways the authors view their world through that chapter's particular poetic "lens." The authors then walk the reader into a classroom writer's workshop where, through vignettes, conversations, and carefully designed mini-lessons, that chapter's key element of poetic practice is being studied over time. Other aspects that will help teachers in designing and conducting inquiry around mentor poems include: mini-lessons that take students through an inquiry from launch to in-depth extensions; illustrations of student writing samples in the "try it" stages, successive drafts, and crafted poems; words, stories, and examples of best-loved poets that inspire and instruct us in our own thinking and teaching; appendixes that include various types of book lists, charts, conference transcripts, and additional poems. A Note Slipped Under the Door will show how you might help your student writers let the poems they love teach them what they need to know, and build a writing life that includes finding and crafting their own.
Education

Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards

Exemplar Poems with Engaging Lessons and Response Activities that Help Students Read, Understand, and Appreciate Poetry

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545374903

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3634

Simply put, this resource will serve as your road map to understanding the poetry component of the CCSS?from favorite poet and author, Georgia Heard!
Juvenile Nonfiction

This Place I Know

Poems of Comfort

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763628758

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 5458

A collection of life-affirming verses, inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, includes poems paired with artwork volunteered by such well-known picture book artists as G. Brian Karas, Keven Hawkes, and Giselle Potter.
Education

Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades

20 Poems and Activities That Meet the Common Core Standards and Cultivate a Passion for Poetry

Author: Paul B. Janeczko,Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325027104

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 1451

"As teachers today, everything we teach has to be turbo-charged with skills and the promise of advancing our students academically. Here's the cool thing: poetry can get you there. It is inherently turbo-charged. Poets distill a novel's worth of content and emotion in twenty lines. The literary elements and devices you need to teach are all there, powerful and miniature as a Bonsai tree." -Paul B. Janeczko You'd like to teach poetry with confidence and passion, but let's face it: poetry can be intimidating to both you and your students. Here is the book that takes the fear factor out of poetry and shows you how to use this powerful genre to spark student engagement and meet language arts requirements. Award-winning poet Paul B. Janeczko is the master for creating anthologies for pre-teen and adolescent readers, and here he's chosen 20 contemporary and classic selections with step-by-step, detailed lessons for investigating each poem from the inside out. Kids learn to become active readers of poetry, using graphic organizer worksheets to help them jump over their fear and dive into personal, smart, analytical responses. There's no better genre than poetry for helping students gain perspective on their own identities and their own worlds, and Paul provides a space on each reproducible poem for private thoughts, questions, feelings, and ideas. Your students will discover what each poem means to them. The 20 poems in this collection were chosen for their thought-provoking topics; compelling real-world themes that lead to conversation and collaboration in middle school classrooms. And by showing you how the poems and activities address the common core standards for English Language Arts (complete with a sample chart linking the poems to the standards), Paul provides a clear understanding of how you can "get there" using poetry. You can cultivate a passion for poetry in your classroom. Take the journey with Paul B. Janeczko and grow in confidence with your students, meeting some standards along the way.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Falling Down the Page

A Book of List Poems

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781596432208

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1404

TRY THIS AT HOME. Poems to inspire young readers. From Eileen Spinelli’s many goodbyes to summer at the shore, to Avis Harley’s catalog of ways to say hello across the globe, to a close look at the birds and animals outside Valiska Gregory’s window in winter…Georgia Heard has collected list poems from contemporary poets. Each list is gathered with a poet’s eye – carefully selected details beautifully presented – so that readers see the extraordinary in the ordinary. And so readers are encouraged to be writers. The simplicity of each poem and Georgia Heard’s introduction will inspire young poets to write their own.
Education

Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?

Teaching Great Poetry to Children

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307765105

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 4293

First published to enormous acclaim in 1973, this book became a classic that revolutionized the way children are taught to read and write poetry. The celebrated poet Kenneth Koch conveys the imaginative splendor of great poetry--by Blake, Donne, Stevens, Lorca, and others--and then shows how it maybe taught so as to help children write poetry of their own. For this edition, the author has written a new introduction and a special afterword for teachers.
Education

Teaching 10 Fabulous Forms of Poetry

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439073462

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 563

Provides practical advice on the art of writing different forms of poetry.
Education

For the good of the earth and sun

teaching poetry

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 167

View: 2106

The principles of teaching poetry discussed are applicable to any classroom of student poets, regardless of age.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Arrow Finds Its Mark

A Book of Found Poems

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781596436657

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3015

Twitter feeds, school notes, advertisements, street signs--find poetry in the unlikely places with thirty comtemporary poets. Imagine picking up a scrap of paper off the floor or reading a sign at a gas station or looking at graffiti on the subway and finding poetry in these words. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poems take existing text, reorder and refashion it, and present it as a poem. Youthful, urban, and ironic, this energetic and surprising poetic form demonstrates the beauty of everyday words and will inspire young poets to find their own poetry. Find your own poems with Georgia Heard's The Arrow Finds Its Mark as your guide.
Education

The Revision Toolbox

Teaching Techniques that Work

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325056890

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 8286

"You mean I have to change my writing?" Georgia Heard frequently hears this question from students. With Revision Toolbox, Second Edition, you'll lead students to see that revision is a natural part of narrative and nonfiction writing. Heard writes that students need to be able to bring the tools of revision to writing the way a carpenter comes equipped for a job with a toolbox. So she shares three revision toolboxes--structure, words, and voice--each with dozens of teaching ideas and strategies. They'll help writers: re-envision revision as an engaging process, not as a punishment; craft a piece along the way instead of editing only at the end; learn and apply revision strategies for work in any genre; and reread their writing with specific revision goals in mind. This second edition brings Heard's lessons and strategies--new and familiar--into the Common Core era with a focus on narrative, informational, and opinion genres. She also includes tools for targeted instruction such as strategic conferences, reproducible planning templates for narrative and essays, and reproducible revision checklists.

Bicycling to the Moon

Author: Timo Parvela

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1776570316

Category:

Page: 128

View: 1048

Purdy the cat and Barker the dog live together in a sky-blue house on a hill. But while the two friends share a house, they are as different as cat and dog can be. Purdy has big dreams, while Barker likes to putter in the garden. Purdy likes to eat fish, but it is Barker who must scoop them from the lake for dinner. Their days together bring quarrels, contradictions, and craziness--a cat with so many ideas needs a dog with a lot of patience if friendship is to win out in the end.These captivating and very funny characters romp through a warm and busy story from Finland's number-one children's author.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Firefly July and Other Very Short Poems

Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763648426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 3781

The award-winning author of A Poke in the I and the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of A River of Words present a collection of short poems written to demonstrate how a few carefully chosen words and images can invoke powerful messages.
Education

Using Poetry Across the Curriculum

Learning to Love Language

Author: Barbara Chatton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586976

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 8017

This comprehensive listing and discussion of poetic works supports the standards of all areas of the curriculum, helping librarians and teachers working with kindergarten through middle school students. * Updates from the first edition include new and different poetry and newer authors than the first edition * Provides numerous lists of anthologies, poems, and poetic prose and meets national standards and areas within those standards * Offers lists of bilingual works in Spanish and English and lists of poems representing various cultural groups both in the United States and around the world * Includes teaching ideas, writing activities, and links for crossing the curriculum
Education

Examining the Evidence

Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources

Author: Kathleen Thompson,Hilary Austin

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1625216300

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 6365

Educators are being challenged as never before to invite reality into the classroom and allow students to explore it. This book will help you meet the challenge. Primary sources are the very documents that history is made of, the images that science is based on, the raw material of our lives. They are also excellent tools to teach the critical thinking skills required by the Common Core State Standards. This book reveals in detail the strategies you can use to make primary sources come alive for your students and to enhance visual literacy, using fascinating photographs and powerful primary source texts.
Education

Poem Central

Word Journeys with Readers and Writers

Author: Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109633

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4567

In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Moving Critical Literacies Forward

A New Look at Praxis Across Contexts

Author: Jessica Pandya,JuliAnna Ávila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134073992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 1062

Taking the pulse of current efforts to do—and, in some cases, undo—critical literacy, this volume explores and critiques its implementation in learning contexts around the globe. An impressive set of international authors offer examples of productive critical literacy practices in and out of schools, address the tensions and gaps between these practices and educational policies, and attempt to forecast the future for critical literacy as a movement in the changing global educational policy landscape. This collection is unique in presenting the recent work of luminaries such as Allan Luke and Hilary Janks alongside relative newcomers who use innovative approaches and arguments to reinvigorate and redefine critical practice. It is time for this cutting-edge inquiry into the state of critical literacy—not only because is it a complex and ever-evolving field, but perhaps more important, because it offers a reaction to, and powerful reworking of, standardization and high-stakes accountability measures in educational contexts around the globe.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Poetry Matters

Writing a Poem from the Inside Out

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062014927

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4759

Maybe you've heard before that poetry is magic, and it made you roll your eyes, but I believe it's true. Poetry matters. At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. I wrote this book to help you write poems and to give practical ideas for making your poems sound the way you want them to sound. We're not going to smash poems up into the tiniest pieces. This book is about writing poetry, not analyzing it. I want this book to help you have more wonderful. moments in the poetry you write. I want you to feel the power of poetry. it's my hope that through this book you will discover lots of ways to make your poems shine, sing, soar... -- Ralph Fletcher
Education

Writing Toward Home

Tales and Lessons to Find Your Way

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 145

View: 5087

Here is a personal and compassionate book for everyone writers, poets, teachers, lovers of life, and especially those seeking to find their writing voices again or for the first time. It is an autobiographical travelogue moving from a volcano in Hawaii to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and places in between, with writing at its heart. Writing Toward Home offers practical advice on overcoming some of the obstacles writers of all ages face: writer's block, fear of rejection, confronting silencing critics in your head, finding the time to write. Each short chapter speaks to the larger truths about writing and how to truly live the writer's life: how to become more of a risk taker, how to excavate the past as a source, and how to become an acute observer of the world. Writing Toward Home is a book that will remind you-and help you remind your students-that the true source of writing is the creative self. In this fast culture when most people have so little time to do anything but menial tasks, it will jumpstart you, it will awaken to you the journey within, it will make you want to write.