Monday, April 13, 2009


The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students, teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday, and if you are not using it, you are missing out.

Seriously, look at this:

By Heart
Memorizing and Performing a Favorite Poem

Shannon Doyne, The New York Times Learning Network
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Subjects: Language Arts

Interdisciplinary Connections
Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students memorize a poem, then write it from memory and recite it for others, and for possible inclusion on a class podcast or video. They also reflect on the value of committing poems to memory.

Review the Academic Content Standards related to this lesson.
Suggested Time Allowance: 1-2 class periods.

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