The SIFT Method for Literature Analysis
I've written about Teaching Channel before, and I'll be writing from time to time about a particular great idea I've found there. If you haven't already joined, remember that it's FREE, and signing up takes less than a minute! One of the many great Tch video clips shows middle school teacher Meagan Berkowitz teaching a poetry lesson using the SIFT Method - Symbol, Imagery, Figurative Language, and Tone or Theme. It's less than 5 minutes long, and well worth watching to see her interaction…
Dr. Jenna Copper | ELA Teacher on Instagram: “This is how I set up peer review for AP, but it could work for any class. I number across desks with sticky notes (you know I love them! 😂)…”
152 Likes, 21 Comments - Dr. Jenna Copper | ELA Teacher (@doccopteaching) on Instagram: “This is how I set up peer review for AP, but it could work for any class. I number across desks…”
Teaching Students to Comprehend Poetry in 7 Steps - Study All Knight
Today I am excited to welcome Kim from English Oh My as our guest blogger. She has some great ideas for teaching students to comprehend poetry in a manageable way. Enjoy! Happy April, and Happy National Poetry Month! Poetry is a timeless genre, and it is a part of most English Language curriculum. When I tell ... Read more Teaching Students to Comprehend Poetry in 7 Steps
Scary Podcasts for High School Students – Engaging and Effective Teaching
This is the perfect nonfiction podcast! The subject of the unsolved 1912 ax murders of an entire family and their guests keeps students engaged, and it aligns with CCSS since students evaluate purpose, bias, and validity of evidence. Great for Halloween or any time you want to change things up.
Introducing 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks!
When I teach my students to make connections, I love to use the book The Little Red Pen to allow me to model my connections with grading papers and office supplies!
Teaching Ethos, Pathos, and Logos with Commercials
Teaching ethos, pathos, and logos? Use this power point to study real commercials and keep your students engaged.
The Literary Maven: 12 Activities to Use During Literature Circles or Your Next Novel Study
A multiple choice quiz after reading is a quick and easy way to check student comprehension, but it doesn't allow you to assess deeper understanding and it certainly isn't fun or creative. If you are looking for more meaningful and engaging activities to use with students during literature circles or a novel unit, here's twelve ideas that are favorites in my classroom and the Common Core standards they align with.
TED Talks for American Literature
Do you want to enhance your teaching of American Literature? Then use TED talks to teach valuable listening skills and make connectio...
Analyzing Syntax in Literature Task Cards: Quizzes, Bell-Ringers, Worksheet
Analyzing Syntax in Literature Task Cards -- 32 Cards with answer key
Symbolism In AP Literature and Composition – not just a “stands for” literary term. - ppt download
Symbolism in Literature When analyzing literature – it is important to understand the allusions, sure. But more importantly – it is important to ask yourself why is that symbol placed where it is? How does this symbol inform the reader as to the meaning of the text.