Conflicts in literature. They give our stories movement. Identifying examples for different types – man vs. man, self, nature, society, an..
The setting of a novel or short story is important, but sometimes students mistakenly ignore the setting if it doesn’t grab them. For inst..
Analyzing characters could be my favorite part of literature exploration. Wondering what make a character tick, looking at foreshadowing i..
Older students are accustomed to brainstorming for their own writing projects. But a regular-ol brainstorm, not connected to a writing ass..
Students must understand plot structure so they can analyze the author’s message. If they don’t… not only will they be confused but high..
I adore F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The clothes, the romance, the psycho moving across from your house… plus the symbolism e..
Do you have students who struggle with understanding literary terms? Approaching literary terms in a more familiar way may help. Combining..
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I love pop culture’s play on literature. Engaging stu..
Election season is upon us, which means that you should have plenty of campaign mailers to use as teaching tools!
I’ve written befo..
A character arc includes the changes and growth a character has throughout a story – written or on screen. When students struggle to under..