The 100 poems of “Featherdusting the Moon” by Troy Cady exhibit a sense of play, accompanied by a sense of wisdom and humility.
Packing Urgency and Story into 10-Minute Plays: “Winter Stars” by Sonia Barkat
In “Winter Stars,” a trio of 10-minute plays, Sonia Barkat uses a few characters and simple narratives to tell powerful stories.
Reader, Come Home: “Twelve Angry Men”
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader with author Megan Willome as she tackles a mystery. And share your September pages for our monthly Reader, Come Home column.
Poetry Prompt: Warming Up To A Dream
Join author Callie Feyen as she explores what the beginning of a dream looks and feels like. From the perspective of a Detroit Tigers game.
Between Friends: Wordplay and Other Playful Bonds
Author Laura Brown recounts how a friendship grows through wordplay — a private version of words with friends — for Tweetspeak Poetry’s Friendship Project.
Poetry Prompt: The five senses reading and writing poetry
Instead of asking whether you’ll succeed, what if you asked yourself, “Would I like to try?” It might lead to less worry and more play. And more poetry.
A Strangely Contemporary Verse Play: “Murder in the Cathedral” by T.S. Eliot
“Murder in the Cathedral” by T.S. Eliot, written and produced in 1935, was one of the last verse plays written for the stage. It is also oddly contemporary.
Teach It: How Do They Tell a Story? First, You Listen
Literacy specialist Callie Feyen says the best way to help children write is first to listen.
Building Minds: Block Play as a Writing, Thinking, and Math Tool
Through constructive block play—which is actually a form of story-making—children use their hands and bodies to build their minds.
4 Reasons Your Child Needs Building Toys for Language and Creativity Development
Building toys allow children opportunity for unscripted play which leads to language and creativity development. Monica Sharman shares 4 reasons your child needs building toys.
English Teaching Resources: Incidentally, that Play-Doh Could Prevent a Homicide
Play-Doh prevents violence? Yes, if it’s part of play. Use it in your English Teaching and create a better world.
English Teaching Resources: Incidentally, That Lego Could Earn You Six Figures
English teaching resources that include legos? Yes. That lego could earn you big money someday. Go ahead, play.