108 Ways to Use Word Clouds
Grade 2-Grade 12
Creating word clouds, graphic representations of the frequency of words, can be used as a learning strategy for any classroom subject. This article by Michael Gorman gives 108 fantastic ideas for using word clouds in the classroom.
12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read
Grade 2-Grade 12
This article discusses the many ways you can use word clouds in the classroom. "A word cloud generator actually counts the number of times a specific word has been used in a document. It takes those words and makes them larger in size according to their...
Back to School Poetry Unit
Grade 1-Grade 4
Explore writing poems about summer vacation experiences. Ready-to-use worksheets that form a poetry book are included. Draw students into creative use of words that rhyme, similes, acrostic poems, descriptive adjectives and verbs, synonyms and antonyms. Plan...
Bartleby.com Great Books Online
Bartleby is a searchable database of classic poetry, fiction, and nonfiction such as essays and speeches. This premier internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse provides students, teachers and researchers with unlimited access to books and information...
Bible Personification Activity
Grade 5-Grade 8
This hands-on activity for students familiarizes them with biblical examples of personification and provides practice in how to use their Bible as a reference tool. This activity culminates in the creation of a bulletin board.
Days When the Snow Packed Right
A poem about snow and winter fun.
Great Poems to Teach
This link list of many of the best known poems in
education is of value to every classroom. Take a look at the other components available to using poetry in the curriculum.
Holiday Materials - October - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Activities for celebrating the following holidays and events in the month of October:
Book It! Reading Incentive Program
Black Poetry Day
National Popcorn Popping Month
In Defense of Poetry
Ronald Osborn submits that to create a "dichotomy" between practical and poetic uses of language "is both false and dangerous." Osborn contends that all language is poetic - analogical, allusive, pictorial, and much more. To reduce language...
Grade 5-Grade 10
Provide students with an opportunity to reflect on their past, present and future (essentially who they are as a person) and create a poem that reveals a general overview of their life. Students are encouraged to include morals, values, and service to others...
Mario Veloso - Dialogue with an Adventist poet from Chile
Mario Veloso answers questions such as: "Your journey to Adventism began by accident? Why do you write poetry? And In your formative years as a poet, who influenced you the most?"
Museums of the Mind - My Friendship with Australian Poet, Gwen Harwood
The author details her friendship with Australian poet Gwen Harwood, including samples of their communication.
Poetry - Worth the Risk Unit Plan
Grade 5-Grade 12
This comprehensive unit contains over 100 pages of activities and information, as well as PowerPoint and PREZI files and a WebQuest. Together you will "explore depths of feelings learning and studying poetry at its best."
Grade 5-Grade 6
A quarter-long poetry unit in which students' end product is a poetry booklet. The unit will guide students through the world of poetry by having them write 14 poems (including a week of reading and writing spiritual poetry), each focusing on a unique poetry...
Prayers for the Little Ones
This book, set in rhyme, allows the prayers to be easily memorized by both parent and child. A collection of 48 prayers/poems separated into three categories--prayers for young children, prayers for school children, and multi-faith religious prayers.
Sample Lesson Plan for Hebrew Poetry
Grade 9-Grade 12
This sample faith-integrated lesson plan for Hebrew Poetry provides objectives, Journey to Excellence connections, materials list, advanced preparation, process, and curriculum connections.
Setting Students Free With Poetry Writing
Stephens shares how she structured a unit on poetry, what mini-lessons she included, key resources she referenced, and the daily schedule. Sample student work is included and connections to writing prose.
Share - Teacher Bulletin Volume 1
This collection of stories and poems about animals begins on page 7. The stories are about Smokey Bear, the champion horse Snow Man, and fireflies. The titles are:
A Very Special Bear
The Farm Horse That Became a Champion
Nature's Miracle Flashlights
Share - Teacher Bulletin Volume 3
Explore this section for stories, poems, and humorous items to share with your students and colleagues. The titles are:
A Third Grader Explains God
Life as a Computer in Computer Jokes
Share - Teacher Bulletin Volume 5
How well do your students follow directions? Looking for inspirational quotes? Explore this section for these items, as well as stories, poems, advice, and humorous items to share with your students and friends.
God's Master Plan
Why God Created...