Hello, and welcome to Language Arts Classroom. Every August, my friend Julie from Faulkner’s Fast Five and I throw a party for back to sch..
Classroom decor is tricky for older students. Secondary students do not want to see the same posters they saw a few years ago. Plus, “fads..
Teaching methods for student writing evolve. On a large scale, educators teach students to write for college and to use proper tone in ema..
Teaching vocabulary makes me stretch my teacher muscles. I want students engaged (of course) and learning. They don’t want to fill out end..
Spring break is over, and the countdowns are on for the end of the school year. This can only mean one thing; people will start asking me ..
Language fascinates me. It confuses some people; read, walk, and talk can all be nouns and verbs? Bits confuse me too, normally right afte..
Animal Farm is a book that I could teach half asleep. (Not that I would. I enjoy the content, and love it too much). I feel that I’m passi..
Teaching is a profession like no other one. The requirements, the close working with young people… it’s different than others.
The longer I teach (and the more I write and blog in my personal life), the more convinced I am that brainstorming for high school student..
Conflicts in literature. They give our stories movement. Identifying examples for different types – man vs. man, self, nature, society, an..