Teaching With Books
Pairing fiction and nonfiction text helps students fully understand a topic. Students will read a classic Magic School Bus book in order...
I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.
–Excerpt from "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins
Billy Collins is a popular American poet. His poetry can be funny. It can also be serious. Billy Collins was the United States Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. He has won many awards for his writing. The Trouble With Poetry is one of his many published poetry collections.
Jaguars are the largest cats in Central and South America. They are an endangered species. The largest population of jaguars lives in the Amazon rainforest. Jaguars are strong swimmers and enjoy being in water. They are also excellent climbers. All jaguars have distinctive black spots. The base color of their coat can be orange, tan, white, black, or brown.
Select one of the expressions below and use it in one or two sentences. Your sentences should make clear the meaning of the expression.
too many cooks in the kitchen: too many people working on one thing
add fuel to the fire: make something worse
out of the frying pan into the fire: get out of one situation only to find yourself in a worse one
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