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!
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.
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.
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.
Studying setting helps students to further study a story and can aid in comprehension. This activity gives readers a chance to take a thorough look at the setting of a story.
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.
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.
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!
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.