You can enjoy teaching kids how to spot main ideas and then summarize them. This short cycle is designed to fill a gap of many years, grades 7-12, when students were not helped to analyze discursive writing. Writing a summary begins with thinking
Use T-Sheets to help students unpack the meaning behind the words. T-Sheets are worksheets that allow teachers and students to zero in on the key passages in a non-fiction prose such as the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence or in a
Help students understand metaphor in Stopping by the Woods using this lively, discussion-based lesson. Even if you can only draw stick figures, this lesson shows you how to use simple sketches, yours and your students, to reveal Frost's intention
By using a reporter-on-the-street interview approach, kids become comfortable with impromptu speaking. This lesson builds confidence and creates minor celebrities. Depending on class size, this lesson might span two class periods. Lesson includes
Whether you are teaching fiction, poetry, or prose, you may find you need to supplement the vocabulary text you have with your own quick, customized vocab lesson. Are your students reading The Great Gatsby but have no idea what meretricious means?