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September 30, 2015

The Hardest Part of Teaching Proper Grammar Might Be Unteaching It

Author Roxanna Elden offers some suggestions about teaching students to subvert the traditional rules of good grammar.

March 17, 2015

Robot Teaches Handwriting by Turning Students Into Teachers

A Swiss robot helps students improve their handwriting by having them learn by teaching.

February 24, 2015

New Resource Lets Students Write Letters to Poets, and Maybe Get a Response

The Academy of American Poets has launched a new multimedia feature in which students can watch videos of prominent poets reading from their work and then write letters to the authors in response.

November 12, 2014

'Interstellar' Lesson Plans Aim to Bring Science Fiction Into Classrooms

Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.

October 30, 2014

National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year

Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.

July 17, 2014

Cursive Is Ready for a Comeback

When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.

May 13, 2014

English Class Publishes E-Book (and It's Already More Popular Than 'The Odyssey')

Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.

April 18, 2014

Traveling Poet Brings Her Craft to Students

Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.

April 04, 2014

The Case for Drawing and Doodling in Class

Misty Adoniou, a senior lecturer in literacy and teaching English as a second language at the University of Canberra, makes a case for allowing, and encouraging, students to draw in classrooms.

April 01, 2014

Poem Trees, Lego Diagrams, and Other Ideas for Teaching National Poetry Month

April brings National Poetry Month. Here are some resources and classroom activities to explore poetry with your students.

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