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We Teach So Hard….Episode 19 STOP the INSANITY! Teacher Self Care

We might be aging ourselves, but remember that fitness guru Susan Powell and her “Stop the insanity” commercials? That sums up our teacher angst this time of year. Stop the insanity…cuz we wanna get off this bus! December always feels like cardiac arrest for teachers. Give us a listen as we laugh and cry our way through self-care ideas!

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Poetry Through Song – A No Prep Unit

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Teach the art of poetry through song lyrics

I love teaching poetry! I love it when my student like learning it too.

So many students dislike poetry that I wanted to create a unit just for them. This unit takes a different approach to teaching poetry all while allowing students to be critical of the songs they hear on the radio. This unit teaches the same skills as traditional poetry units do, but does it more lightly.

Take a look at what is included in this bundle:

An introductory video on how to approach poetry throughout the unit see video here Poetry Through Song Introduction Video

A Figurative Language Bingo Game to make learning and reviewing figurative language more fun.

The Teacher Guide includes 13 complete lessons focusing on and building on specific skills with each lesson

The Student Guide includes the following:

-notes on how to approach poetry

-notes on poetic devices and figurative language

– A copy of the following songs: Malibu, Roar, Scars to your Beautiful, Golden Leaves, Sound of Silence, There were Roses, The Cave, Something Just Like This, and Lost Boy. A wide variety of songs are included.

-Activities accompany every song (Theme and meaning, historical and literary allusions, the meaning of pronouns, Thematic connection exercises, video comparison activity, fun with allusions, fun with metaphors, fun with idioms, and much more.) See the preview for more details.

The Answer Key includes the answers to all questions and activities and comes with detailed annotations of each poem.

A Culminating Task with rubric included (in Word format for easy modifications)

140 pages included + 1 video

See the previews of some of the lessons included in the bundle:

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Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages 140 pages

Answer Key Included with rubric Teaching

Duration 2 Weeks


by Teaching is a Work of Art

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

This set includes:
– A visualization worksheet can be used to have students draw what they pictured in their mind while or after Reading. It can also be cut out and glued in an interactive notebook or as a reader’s response activity.

– A mini anchor chart describing the reading comprehension strategy of visualizing.

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