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..
Brainstorm activities for literature!
Older students are accustomed to brainstorming for their own writing projects. But a regular-ol b..
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..
Do you have students who struggle with understanding literary terms? Approaching literary terms in a more familiar way may help. Combining..
The Hungry Games, a parody of The Hunger Games, brought to you by Sesame Street.
I love pop culture’s play on literature. Engaging stu..
A character arc includes the changes and growth a character has throughout a story – written or on screen. When students struggle to under..
My children are watching Disney’s “Frozen” as often as I will allow them. I watched “Beauty and the Beast” constantly when I was younger, ..
Teaching the literary term ‘antihero’ is a favorite of mine. It’s everything that high school students love – weird, against the grain, ou..