A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a wonderful book to assign as independent reading. Smith’s remembrance of 1910s Brooklyn envelops the imagination, and her themes possess a timeless resonance. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Reading Test motivates students to read… Read More »A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Reading Test
Teaching a lengthy novel like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn presents a challenge. How do you motivate students to complete the assigned readings? These A Tree Grows in Brooklyn reading quizzes (comprehension questions) ensure that students to prepare for lessons.… Read More »A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Reading Quizzes (comprehension questions)
Incorporating To Kill a Mockingbird writing assignments into your TKM unit increases engagement and builds essential skills. Here are 23 To Kill a Mockingbird writing prompts ranging from poetry to formal research. Read on for 15 TKM project ideas. Post… Read More »To Kill a Mockingbird Writing Prompts: Creative, Persuasive, and Informative
Designing a great novel unit challenges even the most expert teachers. I hope my To Kill a Mockingbird unit plan will help you make your unit a success. This unit divides the novel into six (approximately) equal readings. Lessons, activities,… Read More »To Kill a Mockingbird Unit Plan (Grade 8 to Grade 10)
11 Huckleberry Finn pre-reading activities to help you start your unit.
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