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Dec'11

African-American History and Ellison

Some people believe that fiction reflects the social, economic and political incident or events experienced or observed by the authors. …

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19

Dec'11

A Christmas Carol – Introduction

The classical novel, A Christimas Carol by Charles Dickens works well for middle and high school students, especially when taught …

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05

Dec'11

Teaching Multicultural Literature

Have you ever wondered if it is worth the effort to learn enough about the literature of other cultures to …

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01

Dec'11

Generating Thesis to Express Emotional Response

Writing – Generate Thesis Sometimes it is helpful for students to be released to express their emotional responses to literature.  …

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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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27

Nov'11

Advertisement Analysis Assignment

Persuasion – Advertisements One way to introduce students to the power of persuasion and to show them evidence of logical …

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26

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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11

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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10

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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08

Nov'11

A Lesson before Dying – Essay Assignment – Ethics

Ethics in Literature Asking students to consider the ethics of a character can open discussions that challenge values, beliefs, and …

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Teaching English Language Arts