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!

2nd Grade Reading and Literature – A Review of The Granny Series

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!

Elsewhere Review: Young Adult Novel

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.

Practice Spelling Review

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.

Improve Your Students’ Reading Skills

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.