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 ..
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..
Never have I read the ending of Night and not cried:
One day I was able to get up, after gathering all my strength. I wanted to see mysel..
Sometimes you need an extra ‘oomph’ for your lesson plans. You may have the necessary components – a clean and organized lesson. You want ..
Pre- reading activities for older students? Yes. Getting students thinking about a reading assignment is paramount to their understanding ..
Creating meaningful vocabulary for high school students. Hmmmm.
It’s tough, and I believe it’s because students are jaded against vocab..
Sometimes a teacher needs a selection of quick, go-to novel activities. A lesson plan can be perfect, but students may dislike a planned a..
I adore F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The clothes, the romance, the psycho moving across from your house… plus the symbolism e..
Tuesday is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. None of our students were alive January 27, 1945 and very few teachers wer..
I read The Fault in Our Stars for my book club and immediately knew I would have to make a bundle with lesson plans and activities. I am n..