Tag Archives: poetry

Twenty Two Thousand, by: Emilyn Nguyen

The week, Emilyn Nguyen was honored for a poem she composed and submitted to the Sokol High School Literary Awards through the Rochester Public Library.  Her poem was selected as a finalist.  Offer congratulations to Emilyn is you see her. … Continue reading

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Chalk the Walk: Celebrating National Poetry Month

During the past few weeks Athena students have been celebrating National Poetry Month in a variety of ways. Students from Mr. Scott’s classes have been sharing Pocket Poems with their peers and adults.  A different student each morning has read … Continue reading

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Great Lesson Plan Idea: Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps (TEDed Video)

  Checkout this interesting video on how to incorporate slam poetry into an ELA lesson plan.  Click on the image below to watch the video.

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TED Talk Spotlight ~ Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter…

Check out this incredible short video by teacher, poet and inspirational TED presenter Sarah Kay.

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I Teach for the Fire (by: Taylor Mali)

Why do you teach??? Check out this incredible video of Taylor Mali sharing his motivation.

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Making Sense of Complex Poetry

Another great video by the Teaching Channel.

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Which Story are You?

There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story minds. Two-story minds compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of a fact collector as well as their own. … Continue reading

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