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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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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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Free Websites for Reading Comprehension and ELA Skills

As a reading or ELA teacher, you need a wide variety of tools in your teacher toolbox to keep your students engaged and progressing. I personally really like to be able to mix up what I'm doing in my classes, and these free websites help keep the prep work down while providing content and assessments… Continue reading Free Websites for Reading Comprehension and ELA Skills

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Teaching in Context for the Middle and High School Language Arts Classroom

What is teaching in context vs. teaching in isolation? Specifically, this question often comes up in the realm of grammar, but it applies to several areas of Language Arts. When teaching a skill in context, it means that skill is attached to a larger reading. If you're reading The Giver, for example, you would find… Continue reading Teaching in Context for the Middle and High School Language Arts Classroom