March 20–26 on ReadWriteThink

Spring is finally here. National Poetry Month is just weeks away. No matter what grade level you teach, ReadWriteThink has lesson plans and related resources to support you.

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If you have feedback or questions about ReadWriteThink, all you have to do is contact us. Have a great week!

March Madness! Bits Flashback for March 20

March MadnessIt’s the time of year for basketball and brackets, underdogs and dream teams, last-second miracles and heartbreaking losses.

In the classroom, why not try a March Madness Poetry Tournament? It’s an activity you can easily customize for your class. Don’t have time for all 64 participants? Just move down a level or two to the Sweet Sixteen or Elite Eight. Not teaching poetry? Focus your tournament on whatever you’re reading, viewing, or talking about in class (or out). How about a Final Four showdown among four authors you’ve studied?

Even if you aren’t following basketball, we have some slam-dunk strategies for you, all posted on Bedford Bits in the last week:

A Few Extra Reminders!

[Photo: March Madness by toddwickersty, on Flickr]

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  • Ebooks for Scholarly Work – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://hoki.es/gvVWug #
  • St. Patrick's Day — Mischief o' the Leprechaun | Classroom Solutions http://hoki.es/eeAn6J (PreK-K Activity) #
  • EasySmileys: Add some flourish to your texts, emails, & status updates | CrackBerry.com http://hoki.es/gflZBs #
  • 2011 Writing Challenge: Citizen Writer Contest (K-12) | Adolescent Literacy » http://hoki.es/hpGcDK DEADLINE: April 30 #
  • Japanese poetry haiku gives online expression to devastation – The Times of India http://hoki.es/dOjUSI #
  • From STEM to STREAM: Writing as an Essential Component of Science Education – National Writing Project http://hoki.es/hb3CFK #
  • UCLA Administration Turned to YouTube to Respond to Controversial Student Video – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://hoki.es/gbaQhi #

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March 13-19 on ReadWriteThink

We’ve set our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time, and Spring is nearly here. What will you do in class this week? Here are some resources from ReadWriteThink to support you.

New Resources

From the Calendar

Connecting with Other Teachers

If you have feedback or questions about ReadWriteThink, all you have to do is contact us. Have a great week!

—Traci Gardner