Paraphrase, Quote, Summarize: Teach your students how to paraphrase, quote, and summarize text with this mini-unit. Your students will learn the differences between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing, and when to use each one in their writing. #secondaryELA #middleschoollanguageartslessons #highschoolenglishlessons #teachingquiting #teachingsummarizing #teachingparaphrasing
Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations, including this one, from secondary English Language Arts teachers.
If your textbook is outdated and isn't relevant to your students, it is time to diversify. In this Twitter chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed sources for contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Teachers also shared their experiences with verse novels, graphic novels and "reading" other media: videos, images, and infographics. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
ONE PAGERS: Ready for one pager success? Want some free templates to help your students maximize their potential with this fun design activity from AVID? Check out this post for tips, examples, and four free templates to get you started.
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.
Teaching Figurative Language can be fun and meaningful for your students. Teaching figurative language through poetry can make it even better! Here are my best tips for teaching similes, metaphors, idioms, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, imagery, alliteration, and personification.
Which TED Talks are the best for your English class? How can you use TED Talks to create engaging, inspiring lessons and get students to speak up in class? Don't miss this post on 5 of my favourite TED talks. Join the FREE printables library at the end of