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See ASL performance poetry live at OSU

Peter Cook signs “I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees” from a poem by Pablo Neruda. Photo: Alexa Rubinstein (2009) See renown American Sign […]

The Bexley Community Book Club literary salon

September 19, 2012, The Bexley Community Book Club will host a literary salon featuring among other local literary talents, Rachel Wiley, author of the chapbook Misery Loves Backup Dancers, and […]

National Day of Writing, Oct. 20

Here’s a lesson plan from the NYT Learning Network highlighting National Day of Writing The Learning Network: Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on Writing, Oct. 20 […]

Ira Glass on storytelling

I love how this artist took Ira’s words and used them visually. Т Ira and I are on a first name basis because he is my nerd crush. Hope you enjoy […]

Online Graphic Dictionary

The link below provides students a unique way to define vocabulary words. Visual connections emerge between a word’s definition and associated terms or ideas. The colors and arrangement often prove […]

The Ultimate in Concise Writing

One idea from the Pages resources was the “Six Word Story.” Т This is an activity that I have also done with my students as an introduction at the beginning of […]

Writing that college essay

This article raises an interesting point of how much is at stake with writing a strong personal essay for college even though students are rarely taught to do this in […]