I add to my Julius Caesar lesson plans every semester! Why? I love it!
Of all literature, Julius Caesar may be my favorite to teach. Th..
Parts of a sentence: a grammar lesson plan.
Everyone labels “parts of a sentence” differently. My older students recognize subject and..
Let’s tackle student editing!
Edit: to revise or correct, as a manuscript.
Too often, students click “spell check” and tell you tha..
Verbals: a grammar lesson plan.
Verbals, those tricky little words that look like verbs but aren’t verbs. Yes, the participle, gerund, ..
March is National Reading Month!
I’ve teamed up with Melissa from The Reading and Writing Haven to bring you 6 Must-Teach Novels for Se..
Types of sentences: a grammar lesson plan.
In a perfect ELA world, students arrive remembering all previous grammatical elements. (I kn..
Differentiation in the secondary classroom? It is expected, required. Students benefit from it. It improves classroom management.
Books that changed my teaching? You might be surprised. Looking outside the education world helped me shape my classroom.
We’ve all re..
I’ve taught Of Mice and Men, and I have lesson plan ideas. Personally, I enjoy the book, but The Grapes of Wrath is my favorite Steinbeck ..
I begin each of my high school classes with “bell ringers.” These work well for secondary students; they know what to expect and class beg..