Digital choice boards are easy to make and this blog post includes a free template! Choice boards can be used for assessment, for homework, or for a way to guide project based learning. Stepping your choice board game into the virtual arena for distance learning or remote teaching is an easy fix. Check out the video demonstration in this post and the free template to get you started teaching poetry and helping your students be more creative!
Teaching poetry is a staple in the ELA classroom and an important component in building an anti-biased and anti-racist curriculum. These nine poems speak to Black excellence in language, social injustice, and more. These poets are both historical and modern and pair nicely with your English units and lesson plans.
The Importance of Teaching Maus The McMinn County School Board recently made headlines when they voted to remove Maus from the eighth-grade curriculum. At a recent school board meeting, opponents of the book’s removal spilled into an overflow room. The outcry has not persuaded the school board to reconsider. You may be wondering why a graphic novel like Maus would be so essential to teach in the classroom. Maus should be included in your curriculum for several reasons. CLICK TO READ MY BLOG POST
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“Wait, what page are we on?” A Lesson on Literary Studies in the Secondary ELA Classroom Teaching whole novels or pieces of drama can be intimidating no matter the age or reading level of our students. Whether we’re reading a novel as a class or allowing student choice for independent reading, checking our students’ reading progress can be tricky and overwhelming. Click below to read the entire post or grab one of my Infographics for half price until November 21st!
Looking for an engaging activity to add to your The Great Gatsby lessons and activities? The simple, no-prep Character Color By Number is the perfect addition! Your high school ELA students will match a piece of textual evidence with a color and a number for the corresponding coloring page. I love using this fun activity for early finishers, alternative assessments, small groups, bell work, morning work, review, and more!
Professional development for teachers can feel overwhelming and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be! Curriculum Rehab takes all of the resources available to you - lessons, assessments, activities, and more - and helps you organize what you actually what you need in order to attain your teaching objectives. Learn more about this amazing professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers!
The Unsettling Relevance of HBO’s Euphoria in Today’s Schools! I’m not sure if you’ve heard the buzz surrounding HBO’s Euphoria, but I’m currently obsessed with it. As I watched the pilot episode, I found myself fighting a kind of internal battle where one part of me wished I could deny the existence of issues these high schoolers were grappling with every day. What was the most disturbing aspect of the world of Euphoria? It’s real. Welcome to my series of blog posts on Europhia!
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Teaching figurative language can be a fun, yet ever-changing process as I learn from simple mistakes I have made along the way. Here I am sharing about these easily avoidable mistakes and best practices I use with my high school ELA students to make teaching figurative language a fun, engaging process for all!