Differentiation in the secondary classroom? It is expected, required. Students benefit from it. It improves classroom management.
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. ..