Teaching American Literature
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The Great Gatsby Body Biography For Print and Digital | Distance Learning
The Great Gatsby Body Biography Bundle is filled with all you need to teach and promote the characters from the timeless novel. Your students will cite textual evidence, research, and collaborate to complete the body biography project! Adapted for citing textual evidence, identify character traits, research, and inference skills. Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, Nick Carraway, Tom Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson, Jordan Baker. #thegreatgatsby #middleschool #highschoolenglish #bodybiography
Of Mice and Men: Literary Analysis with Sticky Notes
Increase student engagement and understanding as you read John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men with these interactive and hands-on sticky note literary analysis organizers. Students will enjoy using sticky notes in class as they analyze complex short stories and novels. #ofmiceandmen #AmericanLiterature #teachingamericanliterature #secondaryELA #englishteacher
Colonial Comics New England 1620-1750 - Comics in the Classroom
Colonial Comics New England 1620-1750 is an exciting, fresh look at early American history, perfect for middle grade students and classrooms. Click here for ideas on classroom integration and a FREE lesson blueprint! sixth grade, fifth grade, social studies, science, language arts, project based learning, lesson plan, lesson blueprint, fifth grade lesson plan, sixth grade lesson plan, native americans, colonial america, american history, puritans, salem witch trials, folklore,
How to Teach Character Analysis Using Body Biographies
How to Teach Character Analysis Using Body Biographies | Have you been searching for a really fun, student-centered, interactive way to eliminate their boredom? Here is a student-collaboration activity that will get your students involved and excited for a character analysis for any novel, biography study, mythology, current events, creative writing, and character development. For grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Middle School ELA | High School English #middleschoolteacher #highschoolenglish
Introducing Literary Criticism: 3 Note Styles & Charts (Google Ready)
Introducing literary criticism can be challenging and the resources I could find online were either too simple or too academic. For that reason I created this set of charts to introduce the basics of reader-response New Criticism or formalist criticism historical and biographical criticism New Historicism psychological criticism and feminist and Marxist criticism. This resource includes 3 charts so you have 3 different styles for introducing lit. crit. to your students. Use the blank chart for l
A Simple Way to Introduce Students to Critical Reading Lenses: Tips for Texts, Lenses, & Assessments - Reading and Writing Haven
Teach high school students to analyze literature through different lenses. Using this approach makes it simple to introduce the concept of critical reading lenses in the ELA classroom.
How to Teach Shakespeare: Scaffolding Approaches for All Learners - Reading and Writing Haven
Are you teaching Shakespeare but not sure how to scaffold the text for various levels? Read about different options to support all learners in this post from Reading and Writing Haven.
Gatsby Party Game
Many teachers host 1920s-themed parties while teaching The Great Gatsby, but this is a new twist on the idea that gets students doing close readings of Chapter Three (the big party chapter). I did this with my 11th graders and it was a huge hit! The game is based on a popular icebreaker game in which individuals get a sheet that looks like a bingo board, and they have to go around the room finding people who fit the various categories on the board (i.e. "find someone who has a pet fish" or ...
The Great Gatsby DIGITAL Unit - High School ELA
This 20-slide notebook allows your students to work thoughtfully and rigorously through the novel. With sections including characters, settings, parties, symbols, and themes, students will become adept at finding and analyzing text evidence and proving its importance. With writing topics for each chapter, as well as a final essay prompt, students will also have plenty of time to practice their writing strategies.