Pop Chart Lab has created a poster that illustrates the parts of speech with the help of famous figures from movies, television, music, and literature. For example, Walter White breaks down concrete and abstract nouns.
The Academy of American Poets hopes to give teachers in all content areas multiple opportunities to integrate poetry into their instruction with Teach This Poem, a new, free weekly email that features a poem along with instructional resources and ideas for activities related to the selection. The new initiative, which begins September 2, expands on the Academy’s existing Poem-a-Day, an online syndicated series featuring previously unpublished poems, which has been running since 2006.
International Literacy Day is about focusing attention on worldwide literacy needs. For this International Literacy Day, the International LiteracyAssociation (ILA), formerly the International Reading Association, has compiled a kit of creative classroom ideas and student activities centered on the collective action theme The Power of the People: Start a Literacy Movement.
The Academic Word Finder is a tool from Student Achievement Partners that utilizes the three-tier vocabulary system described in Isabel Beck’s book Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, by identifying Tier 2 words. These are high-frequency words that appear across several content areas.
The Comics Connector, an online resource from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), connects teachers and librarians with comics professionals who are able to visit them in classrooms throughout the United States. CBLDF’s tools and resources include discussion guides, case studies, and an online column titled “Using Graphic Novels in Education.”