Guiding novel study challenges even the most expert teachers. This is especially true with a mind-bending masterpiece like Brave New World. This Brave New World unit plan addresses the essential literary and contextual elements of the novel while leaving room for… Read More »Brave New World Unit Plan for High School
This To Kill a Mockingbird Unit Test (PDF) contains 23 comprehension questions, 20 literature questions, and 6 short response prompts. Print this assessment as-is or use the To Kill a Mockingbird Test Maker for a wider selection of customizable test… Read More »TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Unit Test
Here are 15 Anthem pre-reading activities and lessons to prepare your students for Ayn Rand’s novella. Since you have specific goals for your teaching, I am including a wide range of pre-reading lesson options. Anthem pre-reading activities overview: Design a Perfect… Read More »Anthem Pre-reading Activities and 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
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
With the debate raging over the value and impact of To Kill a Mockingbird, it is critical that teachers ask, “Should I teach To Kill a Mockingbird?” This post will examine both sides of the controversy in order to help… Read More »Should I teach To Kill a Mockingbird?