The Ultimate Crime Bundle- Criminals, Serial Podcast, Lizzie Borden, & MORE!
In this bundle, you will find the top-selling crime units from Bespoke ELA from the Lizzie Borden murder case to the Serial Season One Podcast, these lessons are sure to captivate your students in non-fiction study and target skills in both reading and writing. For #highschoolela #secondaryela #2ndaryela #nonfiction #englishteacher #bespokeela
Using Video for Alternative Assessment in the English Classroom -
Looking for project-based learning ideas for middle school and high school English Language Arts? Movie trailers are the perfect project-based ELA assessment for literature circles and independent novel studies. Read more on the blog to learn how to use video as an engaging alternative assessment for final exams!
10 Engaging ELA Activities
Looking for ELA lessons to engage students? Check out this list of 10 activities to use with middle and high school students - any time of year! #EngagingActivities #MiddleSchoolELA #HighSchoolELA
WWII Historical Fiction For Middle Schoolers: Prisoner B-3087
Riley Reads YA | Looking for a historical fiction page-turner for your students? Look no further! This novel is perfect for literature circles, reluctant readers, and it will fly off your shelves. Click to read more about this WWII text. #middlegradebooks #independentreading #classroomlibrary
How to Teach Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: Act II
Whether you are a teacher tackling William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet for the first time or you are a veteran looking to change how you’ve taught it in the past, it is always helpful to find out how another teacher plans it all out. Read on to find out what scenes I focus on in Act II and why, how my students read and act out those scenes, and what activities I use to extend learning and make connections.
The Literary Maven: Teaching Literary Elements: Conflict
Conflict is a term I introduce while teaching plot, but then spend a week diving into the difference between internal and external as well as the different types of external conflicts a character can face. Whether you are teaching these as new concepts fo
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Creative Writing Prompts for Middle and High School Students
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Be the Hero of the Science Dept.
I realize that today’s post will likely be far more interesting to our friends on the other side of campus, but I just needed to share this collection of beautiful posters released by NASA/CalTech.…
Harkness Discussions in 3 Simple Steps
Are you looking for an easy to implement discussion strategy for your classroom? This post will explain how to easily use the Harkness Discussion Method to teach your students about your subject matter as well as group dynamics. This roundtable discussion method will give each student their own voice in your classroom. Follow these 3 simple steps and learn as you go! #classroomdiscussion #iteachela
The Literary Maven: 14 World War II and Holocaust Novels to Recommend to Your Secondary Students
Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and within that, World War II and the Holocaust are my favorite historical events to read about. It's a time in history of fascinating extremes, a time when people demonstrated amazing courage and selflessness, but
Teach students how to annotate • Free handout with bookmark
Encourage your students to improve their close reading skills by teaching them to annotate text with this simple sticky-note procedure. This single-sheet handout gives examples of rich and weak annotated comments along with helpful suggestions to guide students who aren't sure what they should be wr...
9 Creative Ideas for Student Awards
Want to celebrate your students, grades aside? Here are 9 creative ideas for student awards to bring to your classroom at the end of the year. #studentawards #endoftheschoolyear
The Literary Maven: Teaching Literary Elements: Figurative Language
Figurative language is often what makes a story so rich and powerful. A reader is able to visualize exactly what the author intended when just the right language is used. Whether you are teaching these as new concepts for your students, diving in deeper,
Tips & Resources for Teaching Poetry in Secondary ELA | Nouvelle ELA
These tips for teaching poetry in secondary ELA will help you create engaging lessons year-round. Whether you do a poetry unit during National Poetry Month or weave in poetry throughout the year, check out these ideas.
Why You Need a Bell-Ringer - Adventures in Inclusion
Why You Need to Be Using Bell Ringers In Your Classroom | Classroom Management | Teaching | Teacher Blogger | Middle School | Adventures in Inclusion