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..
“What Should A Grammar Curriculum Look Like?” is part ten of a part-ten series about a practical approach to teaching grammar. You may wan..
“I Don’t Understand Grammar” is part nine in a ten-part series. You may want to start with part one.
Sometimes, ELA teachers tell me a ..
Celebrating Holidays With Older Students can be done in the ELA classroom! Welcome to the annual Cyber Monday (preview on Sunday!) ELA blo..
“Making Grammar Fun!” is part eight in a ten-part series about teaching grammar to older students. You may want to start with part one.
English lesson plans include public speaking lessons, too!
Ah, public speaking. I believe speech has a firm place in ELA classes. I def..
‘Connecting Grammar and Vocabulary’ is part seven of a ten-part series covering grammar in middle school and high school English classes. ..
‘Connecting Grammar and Literature’ is part six of a ten-part series covering grammar in middle school and high school English classes. St..