English Language Arts, Poetry

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

If you’ve read any number of our previous blogs, you definitely know our fondness of picture books in the elementary AND middle school classroom. Also, if you’re wondering what to do with your students those couple of days before Thanksgiving break, we have an awesome mini-unit for you. It involves an adorable Thanksgiving picture book, poem… Continue reading Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Poetry

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and home to “Poem in my Pocket” day. This year, “Poem in my Pocket” will be celebrated on April 18th. As a middle school English teacher, I always reserve March and April for my poetry unit. I feel spring is the perfect setting for in which to teach poetry.  I… Continue reading April is National Poetry Month