Inspired English: Raising Test Scores and Writing Effectiveness Through Poetry and Fiction

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Corwin Press, 2005 - 140 頁
LaCroix shows teachers how they can use poetry and fiction to generate student interest and promote higher-level thinking skills through analysis and interpretation of great works. Arming teachers with all the necessary tools to plan and prepare effective lessons, this user-friendly guide ensures that even the most reluctant students can share in the joy of literature while becoming better readers, writers, and test-takers.

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The Design
7
The Preparation
25
The Lessons
37
Conflict and the Heroic Journey
44
Finding Themes in Literature Through Art
50
The Important Questions
56
Key Resources
64
The Power of WordsInterpreting Poetry
70
Im Nobody Who are you?The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
78
A SelfPortraitThe Bio Poem
86
All the worlds a stageShakespeare
97
Once Upon a Midnight DrearyEdgar
107
The Final Touches
131
Index
137
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Lorraine LaCroix is an Educational Consultant for the Long Beach Unified School District in Southern California. In this capacity she trains new teachers, coaches veteran educators and provides professional development geared toward improved instructional practices. During her 15-year career with the district, she has worked as a classroom and mentor teacher and has served in a number of leadership roles. She has also been active in writing curriculum fir the district’s vastly diverse population. Ms. LaCroix received the district’s Carpe Diem Award in 2000, naming her the outstanding middle school teacher of the year.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in Educational Management from the University of LaVerne, also in California.

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