Get your students engaged with poetry collections with this hands-on hexagon activity!

Originally posted on #TeachLivingPoets:
Today’s post is brought to you by guest author Tia Miller. Tia teaches AP Literature, AP Language, AP Seminar, and Dual Credit English at Chapmanville Regional High School in southern West Virginia.  She is currently working on her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Marshall University. This past semester, inspired by…

Our Friends, Our Woven Selves

Hoda Zarbaf’s art was quite interesting. I just read on Instagram that she has recently passed away and was struck by this sculpture, so I looked her up and spent a little bit of time looking at her art pieces. Most of the work is more intense than this one, though they are definitely worthContinue reading “Our Friends, Our Woven Selves”

Latest dispatches from the reading wars

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Sarah Mitchell, the New South Wales education minister has announced the roll-out of a phonics screening check across NSW public schools in a robust article in the?Sydney Morning Herald with the headline, “The reading wars are over – and phonics has won.” Great News. The phonics check is no…