We're using Interactive Notebooks in my 9th grade English class this year. I'm so excited to share these ideas and student samples with you! Check out this blog post and get inspired to start using ISNs in your ELA class, too!
13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements
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.
Brainstorming is an important part of the writing process. Begin your next essay with some collaborative essay brainstorming strategies that will get your students engaged, motivated, and ready to write.