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"Make Cycles" of the DigDiscourse Summer Collaborative

The DigDiscourse Summer Collaborative is designed and facilitated by teachers from the Denver Area Writing Project and the Philadelphia Writing Project, who are members of the Digital Discourse Research Project, a research initiative funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation in partnership…
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The Ways Poetry can Improve Your Prose

By Grant Faulkner
In honor of National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day, here are Grant Faulkner’s 10 reasons prose writers should read — and hopefully write — poetry.
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Wash Your Hands: Navigating Grief and Uncertainty in the Time of the Pandemic

By Linda Christensen
Linda Christensen shares a method for reading and dissecting a poem as a group, then using that as a jumping off place for their own writing. Originally published during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, Christensen also highlights the importance of centering the learner in the lesson,…
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Poetry and Science: Two Great Things that Go Great Together

By Tanya Baker
Like peanut butter and chocolate, science and poetry are two great things that go great together, an idea that has been celebrated since 2017 by The Universe in Verse.
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Writing In with Write Out

By Cris Constantine (NPS), Susan Cook (NPS), Kevin Hodgson (WMWP), Amber Kirkendall (NPS), Kristin Lessard (NPS), Dorothy Luongo (HVWP), Vicki Mcquitty (MWP), Bethany Silva (PhilWP)
Ideas for taking the inspiration of place-based writing in the great outdoors, to the imaginative expanse of the great indoors. Originally published during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020.
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Getting It Right: The Messy Art of Craft

By Tanya Baker
An invitation to revise a poem and share the process. Originally posted during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020.
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Remixing the Places We Love

An example of how to remix a poem with a focus on place-based poetry. Originally posted during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020.
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Reflecting on Remix

By Kevin Hodgson
Remixing can enhance or amplify the original art, and extra value can be gained by pairing your remix with a written reflection.
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The Art of Making as Remix

By Christina Cantrill
Remix is the process of using pieces of something to make or inspire something else. See how this can apply to poetry.
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Blackout Poetry: Defying the Blank Page

By Catherine Williams and Dylan Williams
Learn about blackout poetry: what it is, how to find good examples, and how to get your class started making with and writing within this fascinating art form.
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Frames of Mind (#1 in My Series of Book Spine Poetry)

By Cindy O’Donnell-Allen
Teacher-leader Cindy O’Donnell-Allen shares how easy (and therapeutic) creating book spine poetry can be.
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With an Ear to the Ground: Create a Found Poem

By Tanya Baker
Learn about Found Poetry, a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text.
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Write Now Teacher Studio

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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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