On this blog, I tend to post about a lot of ideas that I find, and some readers don’t always get a chance to know if I ever tried them – or if they were complete flops. This week, I want to feature a few past ideas that I did try and that were successful – and that I definitely want to do again.
If you teach a poetry unit, I strongly urge you to check out this post that I did on Parallel Poetry. It has definitely been one of my “Tried and True” lessons throughout the years for me, and I am always delighted by the results from my students. I felt so strongly about the power of this activity that I submitted it to Ian Byrd for his Byrdseed TV. (You need a subscription to view the full lesson.)
While we are talking about poetry, I would also direct you to Newspaper Blackout Poetry if you have never tried it. This past year was our first attempt, and I definitely plan to do it again.