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Building an anti-racist and anti-biased classroom, providing students with source material and texts to watch and read is critical. The 13th Documentary on Netflix is a great way to start. Pair it with your units that deal with injustice as a place to start talking about racism and it's historical roots. This is a must watch for English teachers.
Fun and engaging! Socratic seminar is an excellent way to infuse 21st century skills and higher order thinking skills into learning. This 63-slide, Common Core aligned PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “A Poison Tree” by William Blake. A well-organized protocol is provided. Great to use for discussions on anger and bullying.
Looking for resources to teach The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for your high school ELA classes? Here it is! This The Great Gatsby Unit Bundle includes interactive lesson plans, pre-reading lessons, close reading activities, no prep assessments, distance learning resources, and more! Your high school English students will enjoy these hands-on, engaging resources while diving into this literary classic!
Tried and true! Hours of fun! This resource will keep students engaged. There are seven excellent brain games and puzzle activities to teach author's tone. Fun, engaging, challenging for middle and high school students as well as adults! Author's tone, tone shift, tone vocabulary, connotation, denotation, mood are covered. Author's tone often appears on standardized tests and in writing prompts. Students will be better prepared to write about author's tone. Great for subs! Preview available.
ANNOTATION & CLOSE READING | examples, instructions | ChatGPT SOLUTIONS CUSTOMER COMMENTS: This is my new favorite go-to! I'm really enjoying this resource with my seniors and I believe it will be very helpful to them when they transition to college. ✺ 18 INDIVIDUAL PROMPTS IN SLIDES AND PRINT. ✺ 18 GROUP PROMPTS IN SLIDES AND PRINT. ✺ 26 LITERARY TERMS OR RHETORICAL DEVICES LISTED AND DEFINED IN SLIDES AND PRINT. ✺ INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. ✺ 20 PAGES OF STUDENT EXAMPLES!
THE MONSTER & THE OTHER | OTHERING | FRANKENSTEIN This product is designed to help students think about the process of Othering. Through Othering, people classify groups of individuals and judge them based on surface-level characteristics, such as race or ethnicity. ✊ 13 PAGES OF TEACHER NOTES! ✊ SAMPLE ANSWERS. ✊ NINE PAGES OF STUDENT NOTES. ✊ 23 STUDENT SLIDES. ✊ THE STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS ARE EDITABLE IN THE SLIDES VERSION. ✊ SAMPLE TEXT BOXES. ✊ VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEACHERS.
Digital choice boards are easy to make and this blog post includes a free template! Choice boards can be used for assessment, for homework, or for a way to guide project based learning. Stepping your choice board game into the virtual arena for distance learning or remote teaching is an easy fix. Check out the video demonstration in this post and the free template to get you started teaching poetry and helping your students be more creative!
Teaching poetry is a staple in the ELA classroom and an important component in building an anti-biased and anti-racist curriculum. These nine poems speak to Black excellence in language, social injustice, and more. These poets are both historical and modern and pair nicely with your English units and lesson plans.
The Importance of Teaching Maus The McMinn County School Board recently made headlines when they voted to remove Maus from the eighth-grade curriculum. At a recent school board meeting, opponents of the book’s removal spilled into an overflow room. The outcry has not persuaded the school board to reconsider. You may be wondering why a graphic novel like Maus would be so essential to teach in the classroom. Maus should be included in your curriculum for several reasons. CLICK TO READ MY BLOG POST
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