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Inspired English : raising test scores and writing effectiveness through poetry and fiction

Inspired English : raising test scores and writing effectiveness through poetry and fiction

Author: Lorraine LaCroix
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
LaCroix shows teachers how they can use poetry and fiction to generate student interest and promote higher-level thinking skills through analysis and interpretation of great works. Arming teachers with all the necessary tools to plan and prepare effective lessons, this user-friendly guide ensures that even the most reluctant students can share in the joy of literature while becoming better readers, writers, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
LaCroix, Lorraine.
Inspired English.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine LaCroix
ISBN: 0761931104 9780761931102 0761931112 9780761931119
OCLC Number: 56014599
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 140 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The plan --
The design --
The preparation --
The lessons --
Lesson 1 : understanding character through tragedy --
Lesson 2 : conflict and the heroic journey --
Lesson 3 : finding themes in literature through art --
Lesson 4 : the important questions --
Lesson 5 : in search of poetry --
found poems --
Lesson 6 : "poetry is ..." --
an introduction --
Lesson 7 : the power of words --
interpreting poetry --
Lesson 8 : "I'm nobody! who are you?" --
the poetry of Emily Dickinson --
Lesson 9 : a self-portrait --
the bio poem --
Lesson 10 : "all the world's a stage" --
Shakespeare and figurative language --
Lesson 11 : "once upon a midnight dreary" --
Edgar Allan Poe : his life and works --
Lesson 12 : life's lessons in verse --
Lesson 13 : a poetry potpourri --
The final touches.
Responsibility: Lorraine LaCroix.
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Spark student interest with rich literature presented within the context of LaCroix's powerful and dynamic instructional plans, and watch as achievement levels soar!  Read more...


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