Category Archives: Teacher Resources

Cooped Up With Kids During COVID-19

These are uncertain and unprecedented times. You’re doing your best to adhere to all the rules and regulations. You’re following all the safety and health precautions. You’re staying home and hunkering down. You’re also about to lose your mind. It’s only a few days into “homeschooling”; you’re out of (energy and) novel ideas, you’re ready … Continue reading Cooped Up With Kids During COVID-19 »

Novel Instruction: Four Ways to Approach Plot and Structure in Literature—Part 2: An Important Scene

(Read the first installment of this series here.) This week we are continuing our series of examining literary elements as you teach novels in your classroom. The article below describes an approach to using an important scene. Use the ideas to create classroom activities or to engage your students in whole-class or small-group discussions. An … Continue reading Novel Instruction: Four Ways to Approach Plot and Structure in Literature—Part 2: An Important Scene »

Novel Instruction: Four Ways to Approach Plot and Structure in Literature

Our reading habits are changing. This has a lot to do with what we are reading. Tweets, posts, snaps, infographics, and other contemporary text types are ideal for communicating ideas quickly and visually. They have a place in our society — and in our classrooms, too — but they are not substitutes for actual literature. … Continue reading Novel Instruction: Four Ways to Approach Plot and Structure in Literature »

Teacher Tips for Getting Your School Year off to a Great Start

Are you a new teacher? A veteran? Somewhere in between? No matter how long you’ve been teaching, you probably approach the new school year with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Some of you warriors may have already started your 2018-2019 school year, some of you may not start until after Labor Day. To help … Continue reading Teacher Tips for Getting Your School Year off to a Great Start »