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This podcast is full of creative teaching strategies, classroom ideas, and inspiration for middle and high school English teachers. Betsy Potash from Spark Creativity presents new ideas for immediate classroom use, making it that much easier for teachers to stay creative in the midst of their busy lives. Show notes and further inspiration await at nowsparkcreativity.com. Continue Reading >>
This podcast is full of creative teaching strategies, classroom ideas, and inspiration for middle and high school English teachers. Betsy Potash from Spark Creativity presents new ideas for immediate classroom use, making it that much easier for teachers to stay creative in the midst of their busy lives. Show notes and further inspiration await at nowsparkcreativity.com. << Show Less
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155: 21 Creative ELA Lessons you can use Immediately Goodbye chapter comprehension questions, hello creative lesson ideas!  In today's episode, discover 21 creative lessons, activities, and units you can use in any ELA class. These are the most popular tried-and-true options I've discovered over the last decade! Try blackout poetry, silent discussions, hexagonal thinking, literary food trucks, book tastings, digital poetry tiles, and so many more!
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155: 21 Creative ELA Lessons you can use Immediately Goodbye chapter comprehension questions, hello creative lesson ideas!  In today's episode, discover 21 creative lessons, activities, and units you can use in any ELA class. These are the most popular tried-and-true options I've discovered over the last decade! Try blackout poetry, silent discussions, hexagonal thinking, literary food trucks, book tastings, digital poetry tiles, and so many more!
154: Colorful Vocabulary Activities: Story Tiles, Wordy Decor & More Looking for creative vocabulary activities that aren't boring? Want students to get excited about using words in interesting ways? Check out these colorful vocabulary options for your secondary ELA classroom.  See the images and sign up for the vocabulary quiz templates in the show notes at: https://nowsparkcreativity.com  Come hang out on Instagram @nowsparkcreativity.
153: 6 Powerful Mentor Texts for Secondary ELA Looking for creative multimedia mentor texts for your ELA students? Check out these options, from picture books to podcasts, videos to poetry, student work to YA novels. Get mentor texts kids will reallys it up and pay attention to!   Sign up for Camp Creative: The Roadmap to Student Podcasting here.
152: 5 Class Podcast Projects for ELA Want to get started with class podcast projects? Good for you! Get inspired with this creative list of options for your high school English students.  Don't forget to sign up for Camp Creative: The Student Podcasting Roadmap coming June 13-15. Visit the show notes at nowsparkcreativity.com.
151: Here's the Teacher Tech that Actually Helps, with Jennifer Gonzalez Looking for the teacher technology that will really make an impact in your classroom, not just replace processes you use with newer, more complicated ones? In this fun conversation with Jennifer Gonzalez, we talk about the tools and ideas inside her Teacher's Guide to Tech and how they can help in your ELA Classroom.
150: A Quiet Revolution in Reading and Writing, with Penny Kittle Discover the power of choice reading, modern mentor texts, and writer's notebooks in this actionable podcast workshop with Penny Kittle.  Get Penny's tips on gently challenging what's not working at your school. Find out how she integrates choice reading and writer's notebooks to ignite student interest.  Discover her favorite choice reads for students right now and the authors who have helped inspire her practice.
149: Two Inspiring Children's Book Projects, with Pernille Ripp Want to try having students write nonfiction children's books? How about perform plays based on their favorite children's books? Learn all about these two wonderful children's book projects and more in this interview with Pernille Ripp.  Let's connect!  Facebook Group: Creative High School English Instagram: @nowsparkcreativity
148: The Power of Children's Books for Older Kids, with Pernille Ripp Picture books have so much to offer readers of all ages. In this interview with literacy dynamo Pernille Ripp (part one of two), find out how to use children's books to introduce big ideas, demonstrate writer's craft, and start important conversations.
147: 6 Fresh Ideas for your Writing Program Ready to refresh your writing program with new, creative options? In this podcast episode, learn about unique writing prompts, writing alternative endings to fiction, using collaborative writing projects, spiraling writing instruction, building an argument unit around a mock trial, and more!
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