Research – Beginning in Teams

Students often are surprised to learn how much they already know or can gather from resources other than the Internet. This  Information Hunt  can help get your students off to a good start researching information for writing or speaking assignments.  Assigning the questions can be a way of introducing inexperienced researchers to…

Writing From Patterns

Patterning is a great way to have students practice what they learn about language and literature. As you view this set of workshop slides, you'll find lots of ideas you can incorporate into your lessons to help students understand better how stories, poetry, and articles are structured and how to use…

Videos for Teachers

Michael Blau recommends this site with links to videos for teachers. "Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video…

Teaching HAMLET, Again?

Hamlet - Perennial Text Hamlet? Yes, Again! In all five states in which I've taught, Hamlet has been on the required reading list for seniors. So, after teaching Hamlet for umpteen years, I continually have to remind myself that for most of my students this will be their first and…
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