Last fall, as I read and planned lessons for Beowulf, “The Wanderer,” and “The Seafarer,” I kept coming across “The Dream of the Rood.” It wasn’t included in our textbook, but since I kept reading about it (and it was included in my trusty Norton anthology, after all), I became more and more curious. Fast forward: my “Dream of the Rood” close reading activity is here!
The 1-hour and 52-minute movie is captivating, and builds suspense and excitement around the very culture awash in The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Wife’s Lament, and Beowulf.
Recently, it occurred to me that slice of life writing would work equally well in poetic form.
Based on my first attempt with book bentos, I came up with these 5 tips to make these fun projects even better.
Being specific in writing means naming things
A recent snow day activity has sparked my curiosity about the possibilities of combining student photography with reading.
Experiment with ekphrastic poetry and infuse your English class with beautiful art. These videos will help.
How I got my students to turn in their assignments on time
Check out this brand new writing contest for grades 6-12!
She was just doing what she had to do to generate some positive energy amidst a group of silent, unresponsive, insecure high schoolers.