Ghosts and Spirits | Academy of American Poets - lesson plan for "Haunted Houses" by Longfellow and "Unbidden" by Armantrout.

Ghosts and Spirits | Academy of American Poets - lesson plan for "Haunted Houses" by Longfellow and "Unbidden" by Armantrout.

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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane | Academy of American Poets

Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane | Academy of American Poets

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 If we're being hurt over & over it's important we guard our own hearts, minds & lives so we aren't entering into sin ourselves, be it with anger, bitterness, resentment, gossip or unforgiveness.

Poem: Still I Rise -

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 If we're being hurt over & over it's important we guard our own hearts, minds & lives so we aren't entering into sin ourselves, be it with anger, bitterness, resentment, gossip or unforgiveness.

Hey followers! I recently had one of my poems published on poets.org, so do me a favor and check it out! If you like it, share it with your friends!  Nothing in That Drawer, Part 2 | Academy of American Poets

Hey followers! I recently had one of my poems published on poets.org, so do me a favor and check it out! If you like it, share it with your friends! Nothing in That Drawer, Part 2 | Academy of American Poets

Sunday Morning | Academy of American Poets  Death is the mother of beauty; hence from her, Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams And our desires...

Sunday Morning | Academy of American Poets Death is the mother of beauty; hence from her, Alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams And our desires...

wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton | Academy of American Poets Ha!  Great poem for males. :)  If only...

wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton | Academy of American Poets Ha! Great poem for males. :) If only...

Watch Maya Angelou’s “STILL I RISE” poem, and other spoken word poetry performances and ask students to: “Identify, interpret and analyze the poem’s figurative language and theme.” Want more fun practice ideas? Instead of boring task cards or worksheets, use a read aloud video of “Where the Wild Things Are” or film clips from “The Little Prince”and spoken word poetry videos to teach tone, mood, connotative language, negative connotation, positive connotation and figurative language.

Teach Figurative Language and Connotative Language using film clips

Watch Maya Angelou’s “STILL I RISE” poem, and other spoken word poetry performances and ask students to: “Identify, interpret and analyze the poem’s figurative language and theme.” Want more fun practice ideas? Instead of boring task cards or worksheets, use a read aloud video of “Where the Wild Things Are” or film clips from “The Little Prince”and spoken word poetry videos to teach tone, mood, connotative language, negative connotation, positive connotation and figurative language.

"Still I Rise" Common Core Lesson Plan

"Still I Rise" Common Core Lesson Plan

"Still I Rise" Common Core Lesson Plan by Fun and Figurative Language | Teachers Pay Teachers

"Still I Rise" Common Core Lesson Plan

"Still I Rise" Common Core Lesson Plan by Fun and Figurative Language | Teachers Pay Teachers

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