Assigning a One-Pager as a Culminating Project
Assigning a one-pager as a culminating novel study is a great way to engage students while also requiring them to show their understanding of the novel. I assigned this one-pager to my high school English students as a final project for Night. #languagearts #novelstudy #onepager #teacherspayteachers #middleschoolEnglish #highschoolEnglish
POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM: 10 FUN ACTIVITIES
Looking for fun activities to explore the art of poetry and use it to support language learning? Try these simple and fun activities. See more in my previous posts on poetry: ICE ICE, BABY: WRITING...
GRAMMAR ACTIVITY EDITING CELEBRITY SOCIAL MEDIA
This resource allows students to edit grammar, spelling, and punctuation in a fun and modern way! Students will have the chance to read some of their favorite celebrities' tweets to find errors, correct them, and give reasons for their corrections!
Argument Games - A Fun Way to Get Students Practicing Their Argument Skills!
5 argument games for creating arguments, counter-arguments, evaluating evidence and reasoning. #teachingargument #argument #teachingdebate #debate skills #secondaryargument #argumentlessons #argumentgames
The Literacy Effect | Bloglovin’
You know that collective sigh, the one that choruses around the room when you enthusiastically announce, "Class, the next unit we'll be entering into is poetry!" If poetry is taught the right way, st
7 Ideas for Teaching Teens About the Holocaust Using Film and Books
Teaching young people about Holocaust history can be a complex and highly sensitive task, one that requires a well-planned and well-executed approach. These 7 ideas will help.
5 Pixar Short Films to Use in Secondary ELA — Bespoke ELA: Essay Writing Tips + Lesson Plans
Pixar short films are a great way to target essential literary elements and techniques from characterization to theme to conflict to symbolism. These Pixar short films inspire class discussion and analysis, and students can then in turn write essays based upon these films. They are an excellent to
Lessons from Auschwitz: The power of our words - Benjamin Zander
Classical music mastermind Benjamin Zander concluded his 2008 TED Talk by recounting the heartrending story of an Auschwitz survivor and her brother. This short animated piece highlights that story, reminding us that the words we speak to one another are incredibly powerful tools that we shouldn't
SchoolArts Magazine - APR 2014
Have students take a selfie that fits a given theme and then write about it. . . or have students create a "selfie" for a character and write about it.
Holocaust Victims' Identity Cards for ELA, History - Print & Digital
These identity cards are designed to help students make personal connections with the victims of the Holocaust, and could be used before a novel study or a history lesson. Included: *37 ID cards (Jewish, Roma, Jehovah’s Witnesses, accused homosexuals, mentally ill, and the “righteous”) with a photo of the victim, his/her name, date of birth, place of birth, and a description of their life before Hitler came to power, before World War II, and after WWII began. *"newspaper" revealing fates