Category: Literature

Engage reluctant readers with high-interest books for reluctant readers. Middle school ELA and high school ELA classroom library options.

High-Interest Books for Reluctant Readers

What high interest books for reluctant readers will you stack in your classroom library? These middle school and high school books will engage students.

What must teach novels do you teach?

National Reading Month: Must-Teach Novels

March is National Reading Month. As we reflected on the best discussions, the most impact, the best ways to celebrate.

Ideas for using picture books in the secondary classroom #PictureBooks #HighSchoolELA #LiteratureLessons

Using Picture Books in Middle and High School

Wanting to use picture books in the secondary classroom? Perhaps you aren’t sure where to begin. Or, maybe you’ve already

Teaching short stories? Meet standards, provide student choice, and encourage differentiation with these teaching ideas. #ShortStories

Short Story Lesson Plans

Short stories can provide diverse and fun lessons. With those lessons, you can pack in mentor sentences, student choice, writing

Teaching Shakespeare? Read different approaches for connecting these plays to today's students.

Teaching Shakespeare to Today’s Students

Teaching Shakespeare? You can teach his plays in meaningful ways for modern students.

Figurative language teaching tips, poem selection, and lesson ideas #HighSchoolELA #FigurativeLanguage

Figurative Language: Poems and Activities

Teaching figurative language can be one of the most engaging parts of an ELA class. Plan purposefully to incorporate literature purposefully, and hook students from the start!

Ideas for teaching whole-class novels and choice reading #middleschoolela #highschoolela

Whole-Class Novels and Choice Reading

Trying to choose between whole-class novels and choice reading? Do both! Here are some approaches.