Which TED Talks are the best for your English class? How can you use TED Talks to create engaging, inspiring lessons and get students to speak up in class? Don't miss this post on 5 of my favourite TED talks. Join the FREE printables library at the end of the post to access a FREE TED lesson plan - coming soon!

5 Inspiring TED Talks To Transform Your English Class

Which TED Talks are the best for your English class? How can you use TED Talks to create engaging, inspiring lessons and get students to speak up in class? Don't miss this post on 5 of my favourite TED talks. Join the FREE printables library at the end of

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

Have fun with your poetry unit by incorporating blackout poetry! Your middle school and high school English language arts students will love creating these poems.

Have you ever done a Google search for "poetry ideas" to teach in your high school English classroom? Let me spoil those search results for you - THEY'RE LAME! Poetry, especially at the high school level, it too important to be treated as a coloring activity, or worse, ignored co

How to Design a Poetry Unit that Doesn't SUCK

Old directional sign with fictional places from literature!  Love this!  Would include different places though.

I'm going to recreate this sign in the form of a bulletin board! Made this old directional sign with fictional places for a dear friend who teaches high school English. I love the way it turned out!

Blog post - 7 tips for decorating an English classroom for middle or high school, written by Secondary Sara and Presto Plans!

7 tips for decorating an English classroom for middle or high school, written by Secondary Sara and Presto Plans!

Engage your students with this literary Jenga activity based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge.  This activity is for grades 7-12.

Literary Jenga: Reading Literature Game for ANY Novel Grades 7-12

Create standard worksheet they have to complete and turn in as a group at the end.Engage your students with this literary Jenga activity based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge. This activity is for grades

Part of me really wants to have hanging books in my room, the other part knows that they might distract my students.

Would be neat to do in a reading resource room ! hang books in english classroom! great idea, even good with discarded books for a library

B's Book Love : 10 Things for English Teachers to Have on Hand that Make it Look Like You Have a Plan

This is a fun way to get students thinking critically about an author or character! This lesson is Common Core based and requires using evidence in writing. You can use this MULTIPLE times a year since it is adaptable for any piece of literature.

Conduct authentic and meaningful classroom discussions in your high school or middle school English classroom.

Engage Your Students With Fishbowl Discussions

Conduct authentic and meaningful classroom discussions in your high school or middle school English classroom by using the fishbowl technique.

The new English teacher ultimate guide. Includes advice on lesson planning, classroom setup, organizing files, and what to do on the first day. Wonderful resource!

First Year Language Arts Teacher Ultimate Guide

The new English teacher ultimate guide. Includes advice on lesson planning, classroom setup, organizing files, and what to do on the first day.

Chalkboard Sign: When you enter this classroom by PrinsArt on Etsy

Chalkboard Sign: "When you enter this classroom" - I would also add "you are literary scholars"! I've never heard anyone call students that until college, but I absolutely love it and it's TRUE!

Best Websites for English Teachers ... Share the List! - WeAreTeachers

Best Websites for English Teachers ... Share the List

Bookmark the best websites for English teachers and share your picks! Our best websites for English teachers list is constantly updated.

Middle and high school English teachers: you DON"T have to sacrifice all of your evenings and weekends to move your students forward. Check out these strategies and reclaim your me-time.

Middle and high school English teachers: you DON"T have to sacrifice all of your evenings and weekends to move your students forward. Check out these strategies and reclaim your me-time.

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