Telling students to think critically and use evidence to make logical conclusions is often met with blank stares. Try staging a high school debate that forces them to do what you want while maintaining class enthusiasm.
Apathy toward history can be overcome with a good piece of historical fiction. Let these famous historical fiction authors assist you in your quest to change historically poor attitudes toward one of school’s most important subjects.
Improving your writing skills means learning what it takes to become a top notch writer. This guide walks you through word choice, sentence structure, mechanics and conventions (better than it sounds!), paragraph writing… even how to write poetry that doesn’t rhyme. Read on for writing adventure.
The parts of speech are taught in every grade. So why do so many students not know or understand them? It’s because the parts of speech are only learned by those who are motivated to do so. You’re here, in fact, because something has motivated you. Congratulations!
King’s use of metaphors in his “I Have a Dream” speech sheds light on what accomplishing the American Dream means. We look at some brilliant examples of metaphors in specific well-known quotes, and provide analysis.
These chapter summaries of The Chocolate War become more enjoyable with a gigantic pile of chocolate. Even if you don’t have a gigantic pile of chocolate, you’ll still enjoy these chapter summaries, especially if you’ve read the book and are looking to review it.
It can be difficult for teachers to connect literature with real-world events and make fictional events seem relevant to high school students. In this lesson plan, Robert Cormier’s novel The Chocolate War is linked to lessons we can pull from The Constitution covering individual rights.
If you’re having a difficult time ascertaining the significance of The Chocolate War, look no further. In addition to finding a summary of this young adult novel, you’ll also learn about the literary devices at play, including how the setting and plot intersect to give an overall mood to this work.
It’s quite possible your students enjoy reading and just hate doing reading assignments that have little value. Increase the amount of each student’s average participating by whetting their enthusiasm.
The Summer Olympics is more than a bunch of athletes getting together and throwing a ball around. It’s about commitment, dedication, civil rights, political protests, and controversy. These Summer Olympic teaching ideas incorporate the best and worst of human behavior.
The teacher shouldn’t be doing all the work. It’s the students, after all, who are supposed to be getting an education. Learner centered teaching strategies take the focus off the teacher and puts it on the learners.