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

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…

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…

Start planning for a month of rich history lessons with children's books for Black History Month. Gather them now for a solid collection of great literature

Start planning for a month of rich history lessons with children's books for Black History Month. Gather them now for a solid collection of great literature

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

Looking for new poetry for your middle school and high school students? These 30 poems, recommended and tested by secondary ELA teachers in their own classrooms, are sure to engage and inspire your students during National Poetry Month or any time of year.

An UNBELIEVABLE amount of resources for studying American history, including book recommendations, poetry to memorize, YouTube videos, and other links. (Syncs perfectly with CC Cycle 3, but anyone can use this!)

An UNBELIEVABLE amount of resources for studying American history, including book recommendations, poetry to memorize, YouTube videos, and other links. (Syncs perfectly with CC Cycle 3, but anyone can use this!)

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