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Hexagonal Thinking Toolkit

Ready for an engaging online discussion tool? This kit does 90% of the work for you in getting set up for hexagonal thinking on Google slides. Just type in your terms and get your students started!

Syllabus Templates

Figuring out how to smash a lot of important info into one little page that students will actually pay attention to is one thing you DO NOT have to deal with as the term begins. Get these great editable templates and tweak the text under the headings however you wish, add a photo of yourself, and print!

Blackout Poetry Guide

When it comes to teaching poetry, buy-in is huge. If you can get your students to feel just a little more comfortable with the concept of poetry, it helps a lot when you tackle the canon. Blackout poetry makes a fantastic writing workshop for poetry-shy students. And for poetry lovers, weellll! They’ll love it!

One-Pager Templates

Are you looking for a creative activity that you can do with any novel? My most popular free curriculum packet is a set of one-pager templates that will guide your students in creating a sketchnotes version of the most important elements of any novel.

Gratitude Poetry Tiles

Want to help your students see writing poetry is easy? Share these fun digital poetry tiles with them and watch them drag and drop their way to beautiful gratitude poems.

Peer Editing Kit

Peer editing without really clear instructions can easily become a waste of time. These guided workshops will help your student writers help each other, improving their skills and saving you grading time.

Imagine yourself on your way to class. You walk by one of your students laying in a sunny patch of hallway, reading The Hate U Give. You walk by another with earbuds in, and notice he’s listening to The Poet X on audio. As you enter your classroom, you see two students over by your bookshelf, arguing about whether Jason Reynolds  or Orson Scott Card is more fun to read. You think happily of a letter you just got from a parent yesterday, telling you you’re the first teacher to get her son to read a book in five years.

Does it have to be a fantasy?

Sometimes it’s tough to fight the barrage of “I hate reading” you hear from students who have been repeating it for a decade. You want to change their minds, but you don’t know how. is it really possible to help readers this reluctant fall in love with reading? Like, as reluctant as your last period seniors?

It is. Sign up for this free five day e-mail course, and find out how to build the reading program of your dreams.

HEXAGONAL THINKING TOOLKIT

Syllabus Templates

Blackout Poetry Guide

One-Pager Templates

Gratitude Poetry Tiles

Peer Editing Kit

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