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)
Frankenstein the monster teaches itself, but Frankenstein the novel does not. Whether you are teaching Frankenstein for the first time or you are a seasoned pro on the AP Literature and Comprehension level, here are some tips to consider. The… Read More »Teaching Frankenstein: 9 Tips
What’s more romantic than a eight-foot science experiment with daddy issues? Nothing! Including this classic of Romantic literature (and arguably the first science fiction novel) is a no-brainer! Here is my recommended Frankenstein reading schedule. Frankenstein reading schedule (four parts)… Read More »Frankenstein Reading Schedule
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.
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