Romeo and Juliet is indeed a fabulous play to teach to our kids. I have noticed during the past 33 years that many young English teachers shy away from this work of art because of the archaic language. My advice is to jump in and enjoy The Bard's
A power point introduction to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Read aloud this great book with your students. Assign the characters to your best readers and be sure to show the video with Gary Sinese.
My students love this book!
This play by Thornton Wilder was my favorite literary work to teach. This power point includes "cloze" notes on Wilder and his play with fill in answers. When I introduced this play, I distributed to the students beforehand a handout with all the
When I taught Capote's In Cold Blood, I always had my students first take notes in a writing journal from this introductory power point to the book. I also showed them the American Justice episode of the Clutter crime before reading. You can find
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study, Interactive Notebooks
This power point goes perfectly with the Shakespeare Power Point I created, which is also at this website. I use this presentation to go over the characters and setting of the play. Have the kids take notes as you go through the slides. Feel free to
I had my seniors takes notes on these interesting idioms I had collected down through the years. I usually went over 5-10 idioms at a time, and these made for a great warm-up at the beginning of class.
Here are 40 great writing topics for your high school or middle school language arts students (use discretion with some of these topics).
I am well aware of the Common Core stuff that is coming soon. Writing a good analysis is important for
When I assigned a research paper, I had the students take notes first from this power point. I tried to make it as easy as possible to understand, and I included a few interesting examples, which are broken down from very general to specific,
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, For All Subjects
This is a great teaching resource. I taught these 50 basic Greek and Latin roots for over 35 years. Have the students take notes in a learning, interactive journal. I recommend spreading the information out over a two week period so as to not be
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
This is another fun-type of learning resource, especially useful if you are teaching a Greek mythology unit. Have the students keep an interactive notebook of all the great Greek mythological heroes and gods. Include these trivial facts for the fun
English Language Arts, Ancient History, Literature
This is a trove of information on 64 prominent characters from Greek Mythology. I did not include graphics of these characters, and I did not include the main Gods and Goddesses either. Instead, you can find many great videos on Youtube showing and