This side-by-side chart is great for comparing Romeo and Juliet to West Side Story. Viewing West Side Story allows students to understand the themes of Shakespeare's play with a more understandable interpretation.
Over the years, I have found that students often find the "Custom House" chapter of The Scarlet Letter to be a bit tedious and bland to read. So, I made a powerpoint that summarizes the chapter nicely without making the students dredge through it
This activity asks students to find several elements of Gothic and Southern Gothic literature using quotes from the story. This activity especially focuses on O'Connor's commentary on religious issues/beliefs.
This fun skit activity brings the famous balcony scene from Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet to life for students. Every year, my students love this activity! Plus, the best part is that it requires no grading on your part!
This quiz is for part 1 of Oedipus Rex. It comes with an answer key. The quiz is made up of 20 questions: 14 are short answer about the plot and 6 are quote identification questions. This is a good quiz to give students to make sure that they did
This handout is helpful as an introduction to any Shakespeare or poetry unit. It breaks down one of Shakespeare's most famous sonnets into bite-sized chunks so that Shakepeare's language isn't quite so overwhelming for your students.
So, to be honest, I created this assignment because there is not too much to choose from when it comes to film adaptations of Things Fall Apart. My students always enjoy this book and are disappointed when I tell them that there are not really
This quiz is for part 2 of Oedipus Rex. It comes with an answer key. The quiz is made up of 16 questions: 10 are short answer about the plot, 5 are quote identification questions, and 1 is a short essay question about a motif in the play. This is a
I teach this lesson plan with Things Fall Apart as we talk about the colonization of the Igbo tribe. However, it could also be used with a history class when you discuss colonization.
The document includes directions for the students, directions for
This is such a fun and interactive activity that my students always absolutely LOVE! This is great to use at the end of the unit as a creative and unorthodox way to summarize/review what happened in Beowulf. It also gets students to use their
This is a chart with multiple figurative language techniques used in Poe's "The Raven." Students have to find examples directly from the poem to fill out the chart. This chart could be used with other poems or pieces of literature as well.
This handout is a helpful introduction to Romeo and Juliet as well as to Shakespeare's complex and dense language. It helps students to be able to interpret Shakespeare as well as to get a preview of what the play will be about.
This assignment was made to go alongside Myers' Monster. However, it is fairly general. So, it could be used with other pieces of literature that explore the idea of imprisonment (whether it is literal or metaphorical). In this assignment, students
This research paper assignment give students a variety of prompts to choose from and requires them to do outside research to accompany their discussion and analysis of the social/cultural aspects of the novel.
This is an activity I created in my quest to make in-class reading more engaging and interactive. This lesson plan includes directions for an interactive reading of chapter 2 of Elie Wiesel's Night as well as directions for an after-reading activity.