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  1. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write "Great" Poetry
    The author of this article advocates using "great" poetry with children, and providing the link between the reading and writing of poetry.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry
    Students learn about personification by reading and discussing poems and then brainstorm nouns and verbs to create personification in their own poems.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions
    Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings
    Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Lonely as a Cloud: Using Poetry to Understand Similes
    Students identify similes in poetry and gain experience in using similes as a poetic device in their own work.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers
    Students improve their reading fluency by selecting a poem online to perform in class.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Promote Deep Thinking! How to Choose a Complex Text
    Complex texts promote deep thinking and critical analysis by students. Through close reading of a complex text, students' independent reading abilities also increase.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing
    Trading Card Creator
    This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.