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Language Arts Skills Index

The Language Arts and the Math and Science Skills Indexes are designed to help you integrate the TV411 videos, web lessons, and print downloads into your classroom's curriculum. Use the dropdown menu below to browse the full catalog of our language arts materials by the skill or content area they address.

Skill/Content: Creative Writing
Type Description Skill/Content
Video Video: A Poet's Life

Poet Jimmy Baca shares his learning journey and the strength he has gained along the way.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Def Poetry Jam

Broadway performers from Russell Simmon's "Def Poetry Jam" show how writing poetry can be hot and cool.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Hazel Dickens

Bluegrass singer/songwriter Hazel Dickens talks about her writing process and shows examples of her work.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Images and Details

Poet Jimmy Baca helps a group of writers fine-tune their work.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Letters and Memories

Poet Jimmy Baca teaches a group how to use memories to make their writing more powerful.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Mystery Writer

Best-selling novelist, Elizabeth Daniels Squire, who was dyslexic, explains her writing strategies.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Plainsong

What happens when an entire Midwestern town reads the same novel?

Creative Writing
Video Video: Poet Jimmy Baca

A well-known poet tells how he discovered the power of language while he was in prison.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Read Aloud

Professional actors in New York City read adult learners' writings on stage.

Creative Writing
Video Video: Summarizing a Poem

Poet Jimmy Baca and a group of adults read David Budbill's poem Jeanie.

Creative Writing