High School – Reading

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Nov'11

Non-fiction Books

Age Appropriate Non-fiction We’ve been urged to include more and more non-fiction on our reading lists.  Not sure what’s out …

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Nov'11

Introducing New Units and New Books

We know that getting off to a good start makes all the difference in the world.  Why not consider some …

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Nov'11

Assign Alternative Book Reports

With or without using technology, book reports don’t have to be same old, same old, same old thing.   See the NY …

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Nov'11

Teach literary terms with Flocabulary

  Looking for ways to incorporate technology and pop culture in your instruction?  Check out the resources at FLOCABULARY .  …

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Nov'11

Critical Analysis of a Critique

 Apply terms of the Nine Yardsticks of Value to critical analysis of a literary critique.  Students read and critique a …

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Oct'11

Connotation-Denotation – Video to Spark Discussion

Connotation-Denotation It sometimes is difficult to explain in words the concept of connotation and denotation.  However, it is critical for …

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Oct'11

Monkey Bridge – Create Background Knowledge

Background Knowledge Monkey Bridge by Lan Cao is an autobiographical novel that I enjoyed teaching to high school students because …

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Oct'11

Literary Weaving Strip – Art to Explore and Explain

Critical Thinking using Art Here’s a multi-purpose activity for students grades 7-12 that can be used to assess student understanding  …

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Oct'11

Literary Devices – A Handout with Definitions

Writers use various strategies to create suspense or to provide background information to round out the characterization or to increase …

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Oct'11

JEOPARDY – literary-terms -2010 (in PPT)

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