Google Sites for Teachers - A Classroom Tour
Deciding how to set up and organize your digital classroom can be a daunting task. I love using Google Sites because not only is it an amazing FREE platform, but I can create a fun, engaging website while organizing all of my digital resources and online learning materials. Learn more about how I organize my Google Sites digital classroom here!
Hamlet Comics and Activities
Teaching Hamlet becomes easier with these comics and activities that go along with the play. Each act is summarized in a comic that you can use to introduce each act or as a handy summary. There are also creative activities that get kids interacting with the text.
How to Spiral Rhetorical Analysis
Rhetoric is hard enough to teach, but re-teaching it is a challenge. These tips for reviewing rhetorical analysis in an AP English Language class will help teachers spiral back to these essential skills. #aplang #aplanguage #rhetoric #rhetoricalanalysis #apenglish #highschoolenglish #iteachenglish
Poetry Bell Ringers
High school English students will appreciate these poetry bell ringers during the winter season! These poetry analysis prompts give students practice reading and interpreting poems quickly. Each handout requires students to provide theme topics, theme statements, and text support for their responses. There are five classic poems and bell-ringers in total. If desired, students can use the blank template and choose their own poems to analyze. #highschoolenglish #poetry #bellringers
Rhetorical Analysis Idea for Thanksgiving
This easy DIY turkey had is perfect for a quick rhetorical analysis activity before the Thanksgiving break. Simply choose an article for students to read, assign each finger a focal point for annotation, and they're ready to go!
Halloween Grammar Worksheets, NO PREP, Middle and High School
Halloween Grammar Worksheets, NO PREP, Middle and High School These five Halloween grammar worksheets designed for high school students aren’t your typical Halloween grammar exercises! These are truly NO PREP, print and go, age-appropriate exercises to challenge and review your teens' grammar skills during October.
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week is the week of September 26-October 2, 2021, and teachers and librarians from all over will be celebrating the literature that has the power and potential to challenge and shape the perspective of our lives and the world. Books that also happen to be banned. We already know books are banned, but it begs the question, Is it morally permissible to censor ideas? Have a look at my blog post to see a creative way to engage your students during Banned Books Week!
HOLOCAUST STUDIES PRIMO LEVI
AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH INTERACTIVE OR PRINT This product focuses on the second chapter of Levi’s book called “The Gray Zone.” It is self-contained with a link to the chapter!!! NO PREP! ⚫ 17 analysis prompts ⚫17 words to define ⚫12 pages for students and 14 slides for students ⚫Sample answers to all of the questions ⚫Sample images ⚫A link to a PDF of the chapter used in this assignment ⚫Instructions for students ⚫A link to the assignment for students #holocaust #primolevi #assignments
Nonfiction Lesson for Halloween: Are Horror Movies Hilarious or Horrible?
close reading and annotating this Halloween. Two sets of questions in response to an essay by Stephen King are designed to have students truly dig into and respond to a text for comprehension and writer's techniques. Then, your teens will get creative remaking classic texts into horror movies. Last, you can test their understanding with an argumentative writing prompt.
Teaching Annotation with Google Keep — Mud and Ink Teaching
Here's an easy and low-tech way to keep track of significant annotations while reading whole-class novels or independent reading. Pair it with traditional annotation or ditch the highlighters altogether. #englishlessonplans #highschoolenglish #annotation #readingstrategies