Teaching & Writing


I want to lean in, so you see the gleam in my eye

as I cup my hand to the soft curl of your ear,

and hear my voice, too excited to whisper,

as I share a secret…something I can’t wait to tell you:

how much I love the mystical, magical power of words!

Anne McCrady


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Here are links to Anne McCrady's Pinterest Boards for teaching and writing:

Children Reading 

InSpired Learning 

Playing with Words

Teaching Poetry  


Check out these other sites with ideas for young writers and writing teachers! 


Academy of American Poets - Poetry Lesson Plans

Corbet Harrison - Classroom Writing Ideas from a Teacher Trainer (Pinterest)

Expository Writing Prompts - Prompts for Students by Grade Level

Learning at the Primary Pond - Inspiring Ideas from a Passionate Elementary Teacher

Teachers Pay Teachers - Connecting Classroom Resources with Teacher Needs

Two Writers - Ideas, InSpiration and Evidence-based Knowledge for Writing Teachers

Write in the Middle - Annenberg Writing Workshop for Middle School Teachers