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Can your students find a poem in the NYT?

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

If your students are between the ages of 13-19, consider the Found Poem challenge from the New York Times.  They can use any NYT article (and two words of their own) to compose a 14 line poem.  Entries are due April 29.  Please click here for details, FAQs, and classroom suggestions.   I thought the […]

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Editing a dystopian paper

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies, Content- Cross Discipline

When I am in the Middle School library, many of the students are interesting in dystopian stories.   Here is a chance to edit a newspaper in a dystopian society.   Visit the Republia Times. You select the articles and the size in an attempt to present the government’s view and ensure the safety of your family. […]

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Old Images

March 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Social Studies, Working with photographs

Looking for images from circa 1859 to the mid- 1900s?  Then check out Old Pictures.  The photos are very clear (but you do need to ignore the advertising on the side). For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

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The books keep on talking

March 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Content - Language Arts

Here is another book review created in ChatterPIX.  Have I convinced you yet how great this would be for your students?  In the middle school we really want to link them to QR codes to the kids have access in the library.

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