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What to Do With High School Students at the End of the Year

Here it is- the highly anticipated slog to the last of day of school. State and AP testing is just about completely over and your students are checked out for summer. But, we still have how many weeks left?! Here's some ideas(and some free resources!) from a high school English teacher to help you switch… Continue reading What to Do With High School Students at the End of the Year

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Short Stories with Diverse Characters for Middle School

One way to get students invested in reading is to expose them to literature that contains relatable characters. Sometimes our classics don't always do a great job of representing our diverse student body. Here's a few really great short stories to teach in middle school whose characters have a wide range of backgrounds. 1. Seventh… Continue reading Short Stories with Diverse Characters for Middle School

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Current Events for High School Media Literacy: The Russia-Ukraine War

Breaking news events lend themselves to a high amount of misinformation. When people are scrambling to cover an event as it unfolds- whether they are professional journalists or just regular people on social media- it can be tough to sort out and verify facts quickly enough. With the instantaneous nature of social media documentation, the… Continue reading Current Events for High School Media Literacy: The Russia-Ukraine War

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Teaching Digital and Media Literacy Skills in High School

Media is around us all the time. We are constantly consuming media even when we don't realize it. The digital age has brought an ever-present stream of media messages that are nearly impossible to escape. What does this mean for the high school English classroom? After a year of reflecting on this very question, I've… Continue reading Teaching Digital and Media Literacy Skills in High School