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.
Written book reports are as old as the hills, and certainly not anything you need to be instructed in, I know! However, below are just a few thoughts on why written book reports are still valuable, and some ideas for how to implement them. The Short Form Book Report What is a short form book… Continue reading Book Report Series: Written Reports
The first thing you need to know is this: your students can do oral book reports! It’s up to you to set the tone for a learning environment in which it’s OK to not be great at everything. Learning is messy.
This curated collection of teaching resources for Black History Month in ELA will help you cover language arts standards in your middle or high school English Language Arts classroom in an engaging and memorable way, with minimal prep for you! Click on the pictures to learn more about each resource. [updated for 2021] Black History… Continue reading Black History Month in ELA Resource Round-Up