We often ask our students to summarize events in the texts that they read—be they fiction or nonfiction. However, to truly help students gain a clear understanding of the texts, we need to move beyond summarizing and take their writing …
Classroom conversations about literature usually go one of two ways: Teachers moderate a Think-Pair-Share discussion, or, the whole class sits in a circle to consider questions in a free-for-all Socratic Seminar. Though opposite in structure, Think-Pair-Share and Socratic Seminars suffer …
8 steps for teaching Julius Caesar to your students.
We're sharing several of our favorite websites and resources for you hardworking teachers out there.
Eight steps to guide your students through William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Let’s look at four teaching approaches to help your students get the most out of Dickens’s classic tale.
Let’s look at four essential literary elements in Part 1 of this ongoing series.
Let’s look at a few of the highlights from Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle.