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Edgar Allen Poe's *The Raven* is a wonderfully complex poem with a rich tone. It's perfect for pushing students' understanding of poetry beyond the ABAB rhyme scheme.
In this third video in a series, we continue adding variety to writing by changing the way we begin sentences.
We continue to add variety to writing by changing the beginning of sentences. In this video: "the reason," prepositional phrases, and similes.
Students will summarize plots, character journeys, and specific dramatic moments using haiku.
It's worth spending time laying the foundation of a strong structure for non-fiction writing. We'll use the fun concept of fractal shapes to discuss the patterns in non-fiction writing.
Teach students the importance of clear writing as they create directions to build a simple Lego toy.