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The Literary Maven: 13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements
Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.
Argument Games - A Fun Way to Get Students Practicing Their Argument Skills!
The Argument Games bundle⚟ will provide you with five collaborative, active games that will have students:➫ creating arguments ➫counter-arguments ➫ evaluating perspectives ➫ evaluating the sufficiency of evidence!↬A list of interesting and unique arguable topics are provided in this unit. ↬Signs f...
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Teaching Figurative Language can be fun and meaningful for your students. Teaching figurative language through poetry can make it even better! Here are my best tips for teaching similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, imagery, alliteration, and personification.
After reading your novel you will create a book report. Like Hercules, you will complete 12 Labours except you won't have to battle any mythical beasts. You can publish your tasks in one of the following formats: Booklet Bloom Ball Poster The Instructions One of your options is to use your 12 tasks to create a…
Description This is a one-page pre-reading activity poster that accompanies the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. Engage your students in the novel by having them discuss, answer and decorate their poster. How to use in your classroom This is meant to be used before you begin reading the novel. ...
The Literary Maven: Diversify Your ELA Curriculum: Non-Traditional Texts to Engage Middle & High School Students
If your textbook is outdated and isn't relevant to your students, it is time to diversify. In this Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed sources for contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Teachers also shared their experiences with verse novels, graphic novels and "reading" other media: videos, images, and infographics. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.