Teaching the Research Paper Part 1: Introducing the Research Paper and Preparing Students for the Assignment
To get a better understanding of poetry, students need to know the academic language that accompanies poetry. Once students know common poetry terms and can apply their understanding of these terms to poems they encounter, they will be able to read and appreciate poetry on a whole new level. To help students become more acquainted with poetry terms, use my Academic Vocabulary packet with your class. This resource includes 25 common poetry terms that will help your students understand poetry more.
For more poetry teaching ideas and resources, check out my Teaching Poetry board on Pinterest. It’s filled with great poetry resources for middle school and high school teachers.
Establishing a growth mindset in your classroom can help your students tremendously. After focusing on fostering a growth mindset in my own classroom, I've seen a lot of improvement with my struggling students who sometimes get overlooked.
To create a growth mindset in my own classroom, I've done a few things. First, I start each week with a growth mindset bellringer. These bellringers are a great way to begin the week on a positive note. Each bell ringer includes an inspirational quote about success, hard work, failure, or determination and a brief writing prompt. Check out my Growth Mindset Bell Ringers HERE.