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.
English Language Arts
Finding creative ways to get students exciting about English Literature can prove to be a daunting task. Here our experts give you great tips and lesson plans from Modernizing Shakespeare to creating book jackets for your students. Read on for interesting ways to get your students excited about literature!
This mystery unit lesson plan will introduce your students to the mystery story genre. This is an exciting unit that encourages reluctant readers and fires up their imaginations. Read, analyze, discuss and write to fully engage your early elementary students into mysteries.
Are your students having problems with learning multiple meaning words (homographs)? If so, trying using this poem to help them grasp how two words can have one meaning.
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 Series.
In this expository writing lesson plan for high school English, students will read about the US Secretary of Education and then write letters to him. This is a fun activity for students and their teachers.
The ‘Granny’ series of books is ideal for using as first chapter books with early elementary students. There are many linked lesson plans to use, and the books have lots of cool pictures to keep kids interested and build comprehension. Grannies have never been so appealing!
It’s not everyone who can claim a movie star for a granny! This hilarious tale in the Granny series by Jan Dallimore links easily with media literacy and using film and drama in the classroom with 2nd grade readers. As a first chapter book it is a great story to use in English with early elementary.
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.
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 to ponder.
Do your students groan every time you ask them to read on their own? This article will reveal how teachers can establish a reading climate in their classroom where students actually want to read without any prompting.
English lessons and creative writing can actually be fun for your students if the teacher gets a little creative as well. Here are some interesting ideas to try to get your students more interested in literature.
Teach writing and grammar while preparing kids for the workplace.
This lesson plan offers a strategy for teaching kids to add details to writing.
This article suggests an activity which focuses and engages students when they must read literary works in class. It also a great activity that will encourage students with minimal reading skills to become engaged in the literary work at hand.