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
When I was in high school, I would have told you my least favorite topics in school were poetry and Shakespeare. I thoroughly hated them. If you told me I'd someday find myself teaching (and loving) poetry and Shakespeare, I would've laughed and rolled my eyes. Yeah, right. Because of this, I'm particularly sensitive to… Continue reading How to Introduce a Poetry Unit for High School English Teachers
Summer is coming to a close and it's time to start thinking about the new school year. For those who utilize TpT for its amazing collection of teacher-created resources, it's time for you to go in and make sure you write reviews for anything you purchased the previous year. Those reviews are how you earn… Continue reading TpT’s 2021 Back to School Sale!