• Connecting Anne Frank to Today’s World

    In many school systems, the study of the Holocaust during World War II takes place during middle school, and many curricula include "The Diary of Anne Frank" in those units. This article will help students grasp the nature of the Holocaust through...
    By Peter Boysen June 29, 2011 

  • Spelling Ideas for Pairs

    Your English students need to practice their spelling. This activity lets students work together in pairs to pronounce and spell each vocabulary word and to correct their own errors.
    By Kellie Hayden June 23, 2011 

  • Helping Your Students Improve their Essay Writing

    Help your students learn how to write a strong, memorable essay. These basic tips will keep their essay writing skills sharp.
    By Julia Bodeeb January 13, 2011 

  • English Creative Writing Lesson Plan: Create a Timeline of Events

    Let students look into the future by creating a timeline of their life. This lesson develops crucial life skills such as decision-making, setting goals and group cooperation.
    By Julia Bodeeb January 13, 2011 

  • Seven Easy Steps to Conducting Research Interviews

    Conducting a research interview for class can be difficult and confusing if certain steps are not followed. There are seven easy that make the process easier.
    By AlyssaAst October 30, 2010 

  • Christmas Audio Books: How To Keep Struggling Readers Engaged

    Christmas audio books are a fun way to finish off the teaching year and keep struggling readers engaged. 'Toad Surprise' is the latest offering from well known Aussie author, Morris Gleitzman. It is available as a CD story which makes it easily...
    By Anne Vize October 26, 2010 

  • Review of Elsewhere

    Elsewhere is an intriguing read that delves into the heavy topics of death and relationships. Although the setting is calm and serene, the hit-and-run victim fights her destiny. This young adult novel definitely will give middle school students something...
    By Kellie Hayden October 17, 2010 

  • Fantasy Novel Activity: Focus on Characters & Setting

    When a fantasy novel has characters that are not human or a setting that is not on the Earth's surface, use this activity to help students to connect with the unusual creatures and places. This lesson works great with novels like the Artemis Fowl...
    By Kellie Hayden September 15, 2010 

  • Create an Interest in Poetry with These "Love That Dog" Activities

    Before read you "Love That Dog" with your students, browse through this lesson. You’ll find ideas and activities to get your students involved in writing and displaying their poetry, as well as performing poetry readings.
    By Pamela Rice-Linn September 1, 2010 

  • Four Discussion Topics for "Holes"

    Has your class finished reading the novel "Holes"? Then it is time to discuss and review. These four ideas will guide you through classroom conversation topics while touching on key literary elements to build their comprehension levels.
    By Pamela Rice-Linn August 31, 2010 
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