Using Commas Correctly

Grammar: Using Commas It may sound silly, but it works.  Get PHYSICAL!  All you need is access to technology to project sentences on to white board and markers in lots of colors. Have ready to project a list of sentences requiring commas for different reasons.  As you review the comma rules, invite…

Teaching Invisible Man

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a rich, complex, and engaging novel.  It won the U.S National Book Award in 1953 and remains relevant to this day! Here is a range of resources for teaching this intriguing novel focusing on six of the motif recurring throughout the book: (1) Real/Surreal;…

Human Interest Story

Journalism: Organizing Article   With what prestigious award will you be honored in 25 years? Paragraph 1 Who, what, when, where, why, and how about award ceremony Paragraph 2 Education and career of winner (you in 25 years) Paragraph 3 Others who have won the honor in the past Paragraph…

REAL DEAL incites REAL WRITING

Creative Writing with Real Deal This multidimensional, multimedia website has resources and lessons you can adopt for your high school students and adapt for use with middle school students. Real Deal Education with Scenerios to incite writing and talking about sensitive topics important to teens. This excerpt is from their…

Monkey Bridge – Critique a Critique

Reading and Writing a Literary Critique Use the Nine Yardsticks of Value Chart to show how you rate the autobiographical novel Monkey Bridge by Lan Cao. Also, carefully read the following critique and use the chart to indicate what you believe to be the values of the author, "Monkey Bridge,"…