Short Stories, Poems & Nonfiction for Secondary: Use this list of suggested informational texts, poetry and prose (all available to print for free online) for an entire year of English curriculum: 50 informational texts & U.S. Seminal Documents, 50 poems (19 written by African American and Latino Poets), 45 short stories (13 written by African American and Latino authors): Practice high school or middle school common-core standards for reading informational texts, reading literature and…

Short Stories, Poems & Nonfiction for Secondary: Use this list of suggested informational texts, poetry and prose (all available to print for free online) for an entire year of English curriculum: 50 informational texts & U.S. Seminal Documents, 50 poems (19 written by African American and Latino Poets), 45 short stories (13 written by African American and Latino authors): Practice high school or middle school common-core standards for reading informational texts, reading literature and…

Blackout Poetry Library Display at Oregon City Public Library

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Blackout Poetry Library Display at Oregon City Public Library

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Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" compare and contrast "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade 8) and high school. Have a teen who says they hate poetry? Teens love music - and this is a great way to scaffold that love into interest in poetry. Music by Coldplay will engage and motivate students and it connects so well to this amazing Walt Whitman poem. It's just elusive enough to make them wonder and an effective connection to transcendentalism. Students…

Coldplay "The Scientist" Lyrics & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Lesson

Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" compare and contrast "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade 8) and high school. Have a teen who says they hate poetry? Teens love music - and this is a great way to scaffold that love into interest in poetry. Music by Coldplay will engage and motivate students and it connects so well to this amazing Walt Whitman poem. It's just elusive enough to make them wonder and an effective connection to transcendentalism. Students…

This is a good breakdown of literature by genre. Could be helpful in developing a curriculum.

High School Literature, Star Wars Everything, + More: The Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party!

This is a good breakdown of literature by genre. Could be helpful in developing a curriculum.

AMERICAN lit timeline to pair with US History timeline and increase nonfiction in the curriculum.

AMERICAN lit timeline to pair with US History timeline and increase nonfiction in the curriculum.

Thank you for making whiskey words and a shovel a success. We are currently #2 in both American #poetry and African American poetry via #Amazon. I appreciate all the positive energy surrounding this project. I get the opportunity to share my thoughts with you and also sit beside some of the greatest writers of all time. I have a long way to go but its been an exciting journey.  Whiskey Words and a Shovel is now available via #Amazon and #barnesandnoble

Thank you for making whiskey words and a shovel a success. We are currently #2 in both American #poetry and African American poetry via #Amazon. I appreciate all the positive energy surrounding this project. I get the opportunity to share my thoughts with you and also sit beside some of the greatest writers of all time. I have a long way to go but its been an exciting journey. Whiskey Words and a Shovel is now available via #Amazon and #barnesandnoble

More than 10 poems to choose from! Check out these thorough poetry activities that invite students to do a close read of the text. Great for differentiation, test review, and more!

More than 10 poems to choose from! Check out these thorough poetry activities that invite students to do a close read of the text. Great for differentiation, test review, and more!

Use this lesson with your high school students in the study of American poetry, and your class will be surprised to discover they actually can analyze and understand poetry, despite all the groans and dread the study of this topic inevitably brings.

Use this lesson with your high school students in the study of American poetry, and your class will be surprised to discover they actually can analyze and understand poetry, despite all the groans and dread the study of this topic inevitably brings.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards- the most famous sermon in American history.  This sermon is normally included in American literature anthologies for high school students.  My comment - fear CAN be a motivator.  Edwards knew how to use it to the utmost.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards- the most famous sermon in American history. This sermon is normally included in American literature anthologies for high school students. My comment - fear CAN be a motivator. Edwards knew how to use it to the utmost.

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