This Frankenstein anticipation guide prepares students to read the original novel by Mary Shelley. Activate prior knowledge, engage with key theme subjects, create interest, and set purpose for reading. The printable Frankenstein Anticipation Guide PDF follows the preview images. Preparing… Read More »Frankenstein Anticipation Guide
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
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
Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand offers excellent opportunities for both philosophical and literary exploration (even if you disagree with her themes). Here are some approaches that have helped me in teaching Anthem. I have grouped the ideas into before, during,… Read More »Teaching Anthem by Ayn Rand