The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

Do you ever get bored teaching Lord of the Flies by just reading the novel and then doing chapter questions? I did, and so did my students. Thus these workbooks were created.

Do you ever get bored teaching Lord of the Flies by just reading the novel and then doing chapter questions? I did, and so did my students. Thus these workbooks were created.

Teaching Shakespeare? Use this curriculum to teach, enhance and most importantly enjoy your teaching of Shakespeare.

Teaching Shakespeare? Use this curriculum to teach, enhance and most importantly enjoy your teaching of Shakespeare.

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom! $

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom! $

Teaching Hamlet by William Shakespeare this year? Find these literary and informational text pairings fore free at www.CommonLit.org, complete with related curricula.

Teaching Hamlet by William Shakespeare this year? Find these literary and informational text pairings fore free at www.CommonLit.org, complete with related curricula.

This huge colorful poster clearly identifies nine important elements of literature: plot, theme, setting, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. The teacher's guide contains additional information about the elements, teaching suggestions, and related instructional activities.

This huge colorful poster clearly identifies nine important elements of literature: plot, theme, setting, characterization, conflict, mood, style, tone, and point of view. The teacher's guide contains additional information about the elements, teaching suggestions, and related instructional activities.

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

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