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The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast | ELA

Feb 7, 2023

Want to showcase Black authors, poets, artists and activists in your ELA classroom? Celebrate Black History Month all year long with these ideas. 

Black History Month is here, and while it’s vital that we celebrate Black poets, authors, leaders, playwrights, and activists throughout our curriculum, this is a great time to put a special focus on spotlighting all the wonderful Black voices in the ELA world. There are so many to choose from!! So today, I want to share some easy ways to do that, today, tomorrow, all through February, and all year long.

Start with the free QR code display featured in this episode. This easy display lets students explore the life and work of greats like Langston Hughes and Ralph Ellison alongside contemporary figures like Jason Reynolds, Trevor Noah, and Michelle Obama. You can use the QR codes for bellringers and other activities throughout the month, and send early finishers over to explore. Make your free copy here. Consider printing on cardstock for more durability.

Check out the show notes here for more activities and links mentioned on today's episode. 

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