What are stories without conflict? Well, pointless. But while conflict adds interest to writing, lesson plans on conflict are often pretty dull. Help your middle or high school students understand this important element in a memorable way, using the film Simon Birch and the following lesson plan.
Many areas of literacy present a challenge to students. However, some readers are challenged at a more basic level: the actual decoding of words. Read on to learn how to tell if your student has a word decoding problem, so that you can take the steps to help.