Use poetry’s trendiness to encourage high school students to write poems.
This year, I taught The Canterbury Tales for the first time. Here are the resources and activities I used.
Book bentos are an alternative to the traditional book report. Here are resources and tips.
Bring art into your classroom by including ekphrastic poetry in your writer’s workshop. #poetry #edchat
Here’s how I’m testing First Chapter Fridays in my classroom this fall
Try these three poem ideas for Veterans Day with your middle and high school students.
Here are five alternative ways to say “stuck out”
Here’s another way to infuse relevance into Beowulf If you extend your Beowulf unit into a mini-unit on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, three things will happen: 1) You’ll build excitement to read an Anglo-Saxon poem so old we don’t even know exactly when it was written or by whom. 2) You’ll open students’ eyes toContinue reading “When Christian Bale becomes Beowulf”
I tried this Life Lessons in Beowulf essay with high school seniors. Here’s how it went.
Three contemporary articles to pair with Beowulf to build relevance for high school students.