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poetryarchive.org | Poetry archive

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Hiistoric recordings, classic poems, childrens poety, books and CDs, downloads, and more.....


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 2014 6:40 PM

I attended a beginning of the year presentation where the manager of innovation questioned the use of poetry in classrooms. I love poetry.

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Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using For My Geography Class | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using For My Geography Class | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

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Originally developed for ELLs, this prompt is good for learners of almost any age, regardless if their first language is English or another.


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Would be an interesting prompt for anyone. My eighth grade classes are blogging about civil war historical fiction -- would be a good prompt for them as well.

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The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
These photographs tell stories that go beyond words.
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The stories the pictures could tell!

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:45 PM

Wow!  I can think of many educational uses for these compelling images.

Macarena González Pavía's curator insight, April 22, 2014 1:47 PM

Historias que se cuentan con una sola imagen

Macarena González Pavía's comment, April 22, 2014 1:59 PM
Increibles fotos sobre la realidad humana.
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A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

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The pictures would make great writing prompts. Amazing.

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Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories ~ MiddleWeb

Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories ~  MiddleWeb | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

by Mike Fisher

 

"Too much close reading is boring, say these ELA experts. Invite students to read & write digital microstories. It's fun and they'll strengthen key CCSS skills."

 

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Good strategies here along with excellent resources as well as samples demonstrating useful apps.

 

Thanks to Sarah Tantillo


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Love this idea! Especially in the middle grades, short attention spans make it difficult to do longer pieces again and again. Poor readers are also helped by working with microstories. Even slow readers see the piece as "readable" and reading and writing it several times does improve their skills.

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Hemingway

Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

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This would be really helpful for students.

 

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She Takes Stunningly Beautiful Photos With REAL Animals.

She Takes Stunningly Beautiful Photos With REAL Animals. | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
This is NOT photoshop, believe it or not.
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Would be really cool writing prompts!

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Poem-A-Day- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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Get a poem a day in your email.

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NaPoWriMo

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Each day during the month of April, we’ll be featuring a participant’s blog, and a prompt. Something new we’ll also be doing this year is featuring a small press or journal every day, with a focus on those presses/journals that have published NaPoWriMo participants.

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A poem a day for 30 days. Are you up for the challenge?

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iUniverse Publishing | Writing Tips | How poetry can improve your writing craft

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Looking at how poetry can improve all writing.

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James Scott Bell: The "Write From The Middle" Method - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

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Today we’re welcoming bestselling author and brilliant writing coach James Scott Bell to Writers Helping Writers. James has created a unique writing method that solves the “plotter or pantser” dilemma when it comes to structuring a novel, so please read … Continue reading →

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Christi Krug's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:46 PM

You've got your plotters, and you've got your pantsers (writing by the seat of their pants), and here's yet another option, writing from the middle.

 

But I daresay there are many, many more ways to write a novel and you won't know the best way for *you* until you experiment. And experiment. And experiment.

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Penelope

Mick D Kirkov's comment, April 3, 2014 3:51 AM
@Christy Absolutely right. As Gorby (went forgotten last times, in vain) loved to say: "Once started, the thing will develop and go for itself. It has its own dynamism."
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20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print.

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Great list with explanations about why something is right or wrong.

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Poetry with Kids - Presenting Haiga

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http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/03/poetry-with-kids-presenting-haiga.html


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Some great ideas on how to connect pictures with Haiku and then how to present.

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BookChook's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:28 PM

Some ideas on presenting haiga after children have created them (by adding haiku to images.) Also links to other articles about creating poetry with kids. 

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Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Storyboarding as we know it may have been pioneered by filmmakers and animators, but we can use many of the same concepts in the development of other forms of storytelling including keynote presentations or short-form presentations such as those made...

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:28 PM

Lost? Storyboarding can help you find the essence of you children's or young adult story.

Samantha Melvin's curator insight, May 11, 2014 6:14 PM

Great resource for CEDFA, this demonstrates the importance of planning "slides" in order to communicate our ideas effectively--teaching this to students is important, as they can learn to be efficient at getting their ideas out in the world #ufglobal #arted #communication #storyboarding 

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Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind

Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

A BBC news story reports on research that concludes “Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists." With the flood of brain imaging studies, it is worth noting there are critiques of the validity and meaning of the technology.

 

 


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Poetica

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Whether you’re writing a blog post, email, or job application, an extra pair of eyes can really help get your message across. Poetica makes it easy to ask friends and colleagues for instant feedback on your text. It’s for anything you’re struggling to write, anywhere on the web.
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A form of online writing group.

 

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Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?

Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?
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Interesting ideas. Could be used to help create characters.

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Katerina Plotnikova

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Awesome writing prompts. There are adult content photos, but they are blacked out (need to click to see).

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April is National Poetry Month! - ReadWriteThink

April is National Poetry Month! - ReadWriteThink | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
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Lots of great links as well as lesson plans for National Poetry Month

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Poem in Your Pocket Day- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Poem in Your Pocket Day- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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I know of poets who carry around a copy of the poem they are working on -- reading it and thinking about it all day.

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How to Read Poetry 101: Whys and Wherefores | Tor.com

How to Read Poetry 101: Whys and Wherefores | Tor.com | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Amal El-Mohtar teaches you how and why to read poetry.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month.

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National Poetry Month- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

National Poetry Month- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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Celebrate National Poetry Month. Reading poetry helps to improve every kind of writer--not just poets.

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The Three Dimensions of Character

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If you want to write a character from the ground up, a character who is as real as any person living, yet wholly your own creation, then there are three aspects you need to know in depth: the physical, sociological and psychological.


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Great way to know your characters well enough to predict what they would or wouldn't do in any given situation.

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Writing and the Creative Life: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

Writing and the Creative Life: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Scott Myers digs into Carolyn Gregoire's 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently and his past to illuminate his own creative path.

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