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On Substitute Teaching 

As a substitute teacher in your classroom, I can follow your lesson plans OR engage your students in one of the following assignments during a block period (at your request in advance):


Freeing the Writer Within: Timed writing practice based on Writing Down the Bones (Goldberg). 


Writing from the Senses: Guided writing prompts based on the five senses of writing as explained in Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction (Miller). 


The Literary Narrative: Students will begin a literacy narrative after reading & discussing Literacy Behind Bars (Malcolm X).  

Teaching Essential Literary Elements: Identifying & discussing common literary elements through an exploration of picture books. 

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