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English Literature- this is a poster I definitely want hanging in my room! I could also see a lesson on this during the period when I'm teaching some Shakespeare! As much as some kids hate reading him, this would be useful. Not sure of any downsides to this poster besides the cheating that might occur if you test them on a quote mentioned on the poster.


Graphical timeline representing literary periods & movements, as well as major events or authors from literature history.


I'm Emily, an 18 year old from Surrey studying for a BA in English Literature at the University of...

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13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

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Scoring Guide for AP English Literature Essays

LOVE these classifications! They are so positive! Scoring Guide for AP English Literature Essays


Engage students in literature with a Socratic Seminar. This resource is great because it can easily be adapted for any fictional text and it includes everything that you will need to do to run a Socratic Seminar in your classroom. A Socratic Seminar is an organized, formal discussion in class. Students prepare for the discussion by preparing questions about the text for other students to answer. The Socratic Seminar values inquiry and discussion.

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What's on the AP English Literature Exam

What's on the AP English Literature Exam AP tests are exams designed to measure a person’s grasp of a particular subject area. Passing one of these exams certifies that you have achieved a level of learning commensurate with that of a student who has passed college classes in the subject.


In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically. John will argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people. Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and ...