If your students just completed reading a book, short story, or poem, here's some inspiration for a creative final assessment. All of these no-tech ideas may not be brand-new to you, but sometimes we can use a little refresher, or try out a twist on the tried-and-true. Another great bonus about these little ideas is that… Continue reading No-Tech Post-Reading Activities Students Can Complete at Home
We teachers can never have enough resources on hand! And if those resources are free, it's even better! Check out this compilation of links to lots of online tools to support your ELA classroom. (And don't forget to pin it for later!) APRIL 2020 UPDATE: Many of the resources on this list could be used… Continue reading Big List of Free Online Tools for English Teachers
A critical book review makes a great independent reading assessment because it directs your students to think more deeply about what they read, and is a great venue for persuasive writing that also incorporates higher-order thinking.
Build a foundation- teach the writing process Learning the writing process is the best first step to write anything! Emphasis on the process part- students have to grasp that writing is more than filling a blank page. I find that teens are often really intimidated by a blank page. What's worse, their goal is usually… Continue reading Tools & Advice for Teaching Writing in High School