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The Word Up newsletter is chock-full of great resources for parents and educators. Browse the current issue below, or dig into the newsletter archive.

10 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Classroom

Educator Keith Schoch tells how to use poetry as an integral part of language, reading, and writing lessons. He describes how to activate prior knowledge or establish a theme using terrific poetry books such as Freedom Like Sunlight from J. Patrick Lewis and A Strange Place to Call Home by Marilyn Singer.

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VIDEO: Real Stories of Digital Learning in Action

Learn about high-poverty schools that have infused their classrooms with technology in Baltimore, Maryland; Talladega County, Alabama; and Houston, Texas. You'll hear from fifth graders who produce their own daily news show, high schoolers who use digital media to hear from Holocaust survivors, and teachers who deliver their lectures through podcasts so that class time can be used for collaborative work. Thanks to the Alliance for Excellent Education for this terrific resource!

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3 Ways to Empower Your Students: Tips from Understood.org

As an educator, you know that parents can play an important role in helping their children improve their grades. Building confidence and developing strengths is part of that. Understood provides parents with everything they need to empower their children. Help your students shine. Share these tips and easy-to-understand resources with parents today.

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