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5 Activity Ideas for Teaching Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

As someone who grew up in a fire and brimstone church, I found that teaching "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards hit a little too close to home. Even without the vivid imagery and detailed descriptions, I can picture exactly what it would be like to sit in a pew and hear this historical Puritan sermon. I can also now appreciate just how much there is to learn from different perspectives and tones. For many English teachers, planning "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" activities can be a daunting task. However, with the right approach, you can engage your students and expand their perspectives. Let's explore some creative ideas to make this classic text ... Read More about 5 Activity Ideas for Teaching Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

How to Make Classroom Decor Bundles in Canva

Have you ever walked into a classroom and felt instantly inspired by the environment? That’s the magic of great classroom decor! A visually appealing classroom makes school a pleasant place to learn and creates a welcoming space that fosters engagement and creativity. So, let’s dive into how you can transform your classroom into a calm and cohesive learning space by making your classroom decor bundles in Canva! Canva is a fantastic, user-friendly design tool perfect for classroom designers like you!  Why Canva for DIY Classroom Decor Bundles? Canva is a game-changer for educators! With its time-saving templates, intuitive design features, and easy customization options, ... Read More about How to Make Classroom Decor Bundles in Canva

Poetry Analysis How To Activities and Acronym

Teaching poetry analysis is not an easy task. If you are like me, you’ve sneakily Googled things like “poetry analysis of The Road Not Taken” minutes before class just to make sure you have the “right” answer. Then, moments later, you ~may or may not~ have assured your middle or high school students that there are no right or wrong answers in poetry, only interpretations. Ha! So, how can we teach students poetry analysis, and maybe more importantly, confidence in their own interpretations? It is my hope that these poetry analysis how-to activities give you the tools you’ll need to help students understand, analyze, and ENJOY poetry! Teach a Poetry Analysis Acronym Having an ... Read More about Poetry Analysis How To Activities and Acronym

After Testing Activities for Middle and High School

Testing week can be stressful for students, teachers, and pretty much the entire school. Though you have prepared all year long, tensions are high and patience is low as teachers struggle to keep students quiet after the test so that they don’t disrupt test takers throughout the school. Then there’s the question of what to do after testing week is over to keep students engaged for the rest of the year. Hopefully these during and after testing activities for middle and high school students will give you some ideas for all your testing needs!   This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog! Fun Worksheets and Activities to do During Testing ... Read More about After Testing Activities for Middle and High School

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