When it comes to teaching plot, it’s important to ensure your students understand the various elements that make up a storyline, including rising action. However, it can be tricky for some students to decipher between… Read More »What is Rising Action in Literature?
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If you’re gearing up to dive into poetry, chances are you will discuss rhyme schemes. These patterns play a crucial role in shaping the structure and flow of poems while creating the musicality we often… Read More »What is Rhyme Scheme?
Before you can think about teaching argumentation and persuasion, you must understand the basics of logos, including what it is, why it’s used, and how to spot it in writing or argument. This article teaches… Read More »What is Logos in Literature?
Gearing up to teach or analyze mood in literature? This guide covers all of the basics about mood, from understanding its definition to unpacking examples to sharing engaging teaching tips. Consider this your foundation for… Read More »What is Mood in Literature?
Have your students create collaborative posters and learn about important, powerful people to celebrate Black History Month in a fresh and engaging way! Each research biography project emphasizes the significance of teamwork and effective communication, highlighting the importance of a… Read More »Black History Month Activities | Powerful People Posters
Before you can think about teaching or analyzing theme, it’s essential to understand what it is (and isn’t), why it’s used, and how to identify themes in a text. Consider this article your one-stop-shop for… Read More »What is Theme in Literature?
Are you looking to make the most out of your student-teacher writing conferences? In this post, I share my tips, tricks, and a step-by-step approach to providing valuable feedback to students using efficient and effective… Read More »A Teacher’s Guide to Short Yet Effective Writing Conferences
Not sure where to begin with teaching figurative language? Give these short stories a try. In this post, I detail 6 of my favorite short stories that are sure to keep students engaged while providing… Read More »6 Short Stories Perfect For Teaching Figurative Language
If you’re ready to start the new year with more streamlined lesson planning, grading, and communication, you’ve come to the right post. Learn my best time-saving tips for using Google Forms in secondary ELA. With… Read More »7 Ways to Use Google Forms in Secondary ELA
Beat the post-winter-break blues with this list of engaging activities perfect for secondary ELA. They’re the perfect way to get students back on track and eager to learn in the New Year. When the holiday… Read More »A Teacher’s Guide to Kicking Off the New Year in Secondary ELA