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February 2014 Online Workshop Resources

This is on onging collection of resources from a series of six online workshops on a variety of topics: Community Building, Working with Early and Developing Literacy Students, International Connections, Poetry Writing, and Art. Downloadable handouts and video links. Read More...

Creating Dream Flag Poems in Elementary School

Here is a simple one-page handout from one of our teacher workshops on creating Dream Flag Poems in the elementary school, especially those younger grades. Several of our preschool sites have used these ideas as well, with success. Dream Flags can be purely visual, or combinations of text with visual elements. Younger children may find it easier to create the visual element if they have some words to focus on, so we suggest doing some writing (or dictating) first, but you will know your children best. Read More...

MLK Day Lesson Plan

Langston Hughes is poet who grew up under Jim Crow laws just like the character Cassie in Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor. He published his first book of poems in 1926, just seven years before Cassie’s story takes place. He wrote about how things were and what he could dream of. In some ways, he set the stage for people like Martin Luther King, Jr. who spoke about his dreams about 40 years later. King wrote: Read More...