A full year worth of visually striking and easy to use class newsletter templates for a yearlong study of American Literature! Be the envy of your department and the color-coded champion of curriculum organization with this sleek, informative, and aesthetically stunning collection of unit guides.
My students are super thankful to start each new unit off with a professional looking handout that offers a clear overview of the main ideas, deadlines, and unit concepts -- and parents go gaga for these sorts of professional-looking newsletters which that offer a heads' up on what we're covering in class while showing them how much I care about their kids.
Highly customizable MS Word document can be tweaked to the unique needs of your class or pacing requirements. This bundle pack contains 12 different newsletter templates for each of a dozen major units of American Literature, including:
1. Ernest Hemingway
2. The Puritans
3. Founding Fathers / Deists / Rationalists (Hamilton!)
4. American Romanticism
5. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
6. Research Paper
7. Whitman / Dickinson
8. American Realism
9. The Harlem Renaissance
11. 20th Century American Drama
12. Southern Gothic
(Each unit's newsletter template is available individually in my store for $0.99. Buying the 12 unit template multi-pack bundle gets you a full year's worth of templates for $9.99 -- saving you $2!)
Major works highlighted with facts and sidebars in this template bundle include:
+ For Whom the Bell Tolls
+ The Scarlet Letter
+ Hamilton: An American Musical
+ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
+ The Awakening
+ The Great Gatsby
+ A Streetcar Named Desire
+ Death of a Salesman
+ A Raisin in the Sun
+ Our Town
+ As I Lay Dying
Why use a unit plan newsletter?
Before I got into teaching, I spent five years in social media and event marketing -- so it felt only natural to apply many of the same skills to my work in the high school English classroom. Basically, I asked myself: If I was a student (or a parent), what would be helpful to know about this unit before we jumped in for the next three weeks of work? Like -- could we have a sort of quick "here's what's up in English class" guide that was both visually attractive and informative that students and families could stick on their fridge or in each new section of their 3 ring binder?
Short answer: you betcha.
My students LOVE it when we start each unit off with a brightly colored unit newsletter that includes unit-long essential questions, transfer skills, historical factoids, key project due dates, and points to consider. And color coding each new unit's handout makes it easy for them to keep notes organized behind the visually appealing unit overview. New unit, new color. And all the dates, deadlines, and details that they'll be expected to master through the unit are right there in one handy sheet for regular points of reference throughout the ongoing weeks of study.
Even better for teachers with digital connection abilities? Parents LOVE getting these templates in their email, as it helps them know what's going on in the classroom and provides them with plenty of fodder for dinner table conversation. Eliminates confusion with a regular chain of "here's what's happening" emails to prevent missed deadlines and families feeling left out of the loop come interim grades, report cards, parent-teacher conferences, and back-to-school nights.
Here's to you and to your efforts to start the year off right with an easy, infinitely reusable system designed to keep students on task and their families in the loop. Thanks again for checking out my store!