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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

Romeo and Juliet Activities, Teaching Ideas, and Lessons

I will never forget the first time I read Romeo and Juliet. Fear is a memory maker. I was a freshman who didn’t attend middle school with the rest of my classmates, so I was new, shy, and worried that I wasn’t as smart as everyone else. My 9th-grade English teacher was almost as intimidating as the language, but she had a knack for teaching Shakespeare. Once she helped me gain comprehension confidence, I remember thinking that if I can read this, I can read anything. What a gift Mrs. Babcock gave me– a gift I would love to pass along to you and your students too! Though it can be challenging, with some engaging Romeo and Juliet activities, lessons, and teaching ideas, you’ll be ... Read More about Romeo and Juliet Activities, Teaching Ideas, and Lessons

Meaningful & Fun Activities for Teaching Transcendentalism

Teaching Transcendentalism can be challenging but oh-so rewarding, especially when you can connect Transcendental literature, beliefs, and values to modern (and ancient!) culture. At first, high schoolers might struggle with the movement’s abstract concepts and rigorous texts, but with some guided reading, fun activities, hands-on projects, and meaningful connections, you’ll be able to engage your students and quite possibly even change their lives!  If you are looking for creative Transcendentalism activities, ideas and lesson plans, then you are on the right trail! Your Transcendentalism unit plan is about to get a lot more enjoyable so let’s explore! Ideas for ... Read More about Meaningful & Fun Activities for Teaching Transcendentalism

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