English & Language Arts Teachers
Sorry for posting this here, but it's the only safe space. My soon to be ex has bought our 3 kids 30 presents each for Christmas. So much for teaching them it's not about gifts. ☹️
I've been having success with individual reading conferences. I'd like to do the same with writing, but students seem intimidated/embarrassed to talk about their writing. How do help them?
How do I get kids to see the importance of an outline? As a writer myself, this is the #1 strategy that helps me write an article, but when left to their own devices, my students never use one.
What are your students' favorite novels to study? I'm looking for modern/inclusive and not the typical classics.
Anybody taught “A Long Walk to Water” for 6th grade? We just adopted it and I need some suggestions to get my kids to understand the whole new culture it introduces to them.
Here's your save-my-sanity question of the day. Our classes end-- for the year-- in 3 weeks. We also will have testing and finals. Do you think "1984" + misc dystopia will hold Sophomore interest?
I'm so proud! On the last day before break, my class of mostly reluctant readers read to a kindergarten class and they were amazing. I never saw them so animated or with such big smiles on their faces! I feel grateful and blessed.
Have any of you ever gotten approval from admin to replace a classic novel with one that is more culturally relevant and/or modern for the class demographic?
A good way to tie The Canterbury Tales to today: Before my seniors read “The Wife of Bath’s Tale,” I had them conduct a survey asking the question “What do women desire the most?” They had to record responses from males and females above and below the age of 25, and then write a reflection about their findings. They were so surprised to see that we still want the same things in our romantic partners!
How do you teach the Canterbury Tales to make it interesting? I was thinking of having the students picking a character and acting out or writing a skit to show their attributes.
Has anyone ever taught Into the Wild? We’ve just selected it for English 3 but I’ve never read it. Heard it deals with transcendentalism though.
Have any of you had success with Black Out Poems where students use words from the text to create their own poems? Can anyone share examples/pics?
Anyone have suggestions for a student who can’t read “A Christmas Carol” for religious reasons? 7th grade, static/dynamic characters, comparison essay, drama &stage directions on the assessment
How do you teach students to write conclusions that pack a punch and don't just simply summarize the whole essay? These essays need more voice!