Teaching A Raisin in the Sun is a perennial joy. I can think of no other piece of literature that has been more engaging for my students. This is the A Raisin in the Sun unit plan that I follow. I… Read More »A Raisin in the Sun Unit Plan: Dreams, Schemes, and Themes
These A Raisin in the Sun assignments give students the chance to express themselves while exploring the drama’s elements. I note the related Common Core standards at the top of each assignment. A Raisin in the Sun Assignments overview: Element… Read More »10 Great A RAISIN IN THE SUN Assignments
Assessment can take many forms. Here are 31 Huckleberry Finn Assessment ideas for your classroom. Huckleberry Finn assessment ideas in three types: Culminating Tasks (essays, presentations, and projects that directly assess mastery of key unit standards) Extension Tasks (activities that connect to the… Read More »31 Huckleberry Finn Assessment Ideas
Touching Spirit Bear offers accessibility, high interest, and thought-provoking lessons. Reading quizzes are a must to ensure that students are reading regularly, developing as readers, and engaging in lessons.
11 Huckleberry Finn pre-reading activities to help you start your unit.
One of the hardest aspects of teaching long-form literature is organizing your unit. The organic, creative form of novels does not lend itself to compartmentalization. I hope that you will find my Huckleberry Finn unit plan for high school helpful.… Read More »Huckleberry Finn Unit Plan for High School
Studying long-form literature as a class fosters meaningful dialogue and critical thinking. Here are my Huckleberry Finn essential questions and my Huckleberry Finn discussion questions. I have organized the discussion questions based on my reading schedule, but cut and paste… Read More »Huckleberry Finn Discussion Questions
Teaching Huckleberry Finn intimidates even the most experienced teachers. Students might completely miss subtleties that are essential to Twain’s themes. Even worse, a clumsy approach to sensitive issues can result in harming students. Be mindful of these tips for teaching… Read More »30 Tips for Teaching Huckleberry Finn
It is essential that a teacher weigh the pros and cons of teaching Huckleberry Finn and make mindful choices. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and controversy go together like, well, Huck and Jim. Every time a school district drops the novel from the curriculum, the… Read More »Pros and Cons of Teaching Huckleberry Finn
Many teachers use backwards planning and other teachers let student choice and spontaneity take over. Whatever approach you follow, here are some To Kill a Mockingbird final task ideas for you to consider. Post preview: To Kill a Mockingbird Final… Read More »21 To Kill a Mockingbird Final Task Ideas