A well-organized classroom supported by purposeful reading routines helps children develop their literacy skills. Explore a classroom environment and observe the effective use of classroom space and related routines.
Read two poems and follow the prompts to interpret them using four approaches: reader response, inquiry, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. Use the prompts to guide personal reflection, launch a lesson with students or join an online discussion.
Read two poems and reflect on the numerous teaching strategies featured in "Teaching Multicultural Literature." Choose strategies to explore, and consider how you might adapt them for these poems and your students. Then compile and print your notes.
Consider a week in your classroom, record instances when your students are writing and find additional places to fit writing into your teaching. See a sample of one weekly schedule where writing has been incorporated across the curriculum.