From “The Gun was Loaded: Photographers on Shots that Changed Their Lives” and “The Link Between Police Tactics and Economic Conditions Cannot Be Ignored” Who has power? What has power? When lost, is it worth being found again? Who uses it for control? Who uses it for strength? What side of power are you on, […]
My students each have a composition book: if they want to write something and not share it, they fold the page and staple it shut. Many students wrote to this prompt, and chose not to share. Those dragons are dangerous, indeed. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.A Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view […]
Writing ideas: Fictional narrative: The cat is the main character, and is making a decision. Tell the story that led up to this point, and what happens next. Laser focus: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.D Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events. Highlight the specific line […]
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3.d Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events. Here is a series of images I collected that may help with ‘creating sensory images.’ Getting your audience in the physical space of a situation is challenging, and universal.