These 20 high-energy projectable lessons for grades 4-8 harness the brevity and potency of poetry for teaching the intricate skills behind writing well in any subject. The 100 poems—set against vivid full-color photographs and graphics on more than 500 slides—serve as a springboard for activities in which students read, discuss, and write to meet the literacy objectives of the Common Core:
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and meanings
Interpret words and phrases
Analyze the structure of texts
Produce clear and coherent writing
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence
The number-one fear of mankind is public speaking, according to various studies. While we can’t guarantee that we can alleviate all of your students’ stage fright, we can provide you with this lesson from High-Impact Writing Clinics to make their forays into oral presentations a bit more successful with helpful hints to alleviate their fears.