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..
Blogging through the school year may be a goal for teachers, but can prove to be a tough achievement.
Why? Just kidding. We know why. T..
Nonfiction articles, nonfiction resources, nonfiction standards, finding relative nonfiction:
nonfiction is in vogue for ELA classrooms..
November is here, and schools have closed the first quarter in the USA. The calendar break allows teachers to segue with changes in the cl..
Celebrating fall holidays with older students requires a balancing act – like so much of teaching.
As a teacher, you want students to e..
A quick grammar activity that fits into most lesson plans is to ask students to make grammar worksheets.* It reverses the role for student..
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..
About a year ago, I wrote about using an interactive notebook at home with my son. Since that time, I’ve seen an explosion of tools for in..
Grammar for high school theoretically should activate the higher level thinking processes. Students should apply the concepts to their wri..
Can teachers change “testing” into “recalling”?
I’ll spoil the surprise: yes.
Of course. Teachers can do anything. What is this nois..