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Build a Better Metaphor

In this poetry lesson plan, introduce (or re-familiarize) your students with metaphors. Then, encourage them to get creative and write their own and share them with the class. They'll use their favorite metaphor in an original poem.
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What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World
Taylor Mali
What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World by Taylor Mali, published by Penguin Putnam. Copyright © Taylor Mali, 2012. Author Taylor Mali's viral poem "What Teachers Make" got people talking about the importance of the teaching profession. What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World in an impassioned defense of teachers and why our society needs them now more than ever.