Thirteen Shakespeare Phrases Your Students Will Know!
Did you know the phrase "to catch a cold" originated in one of Shakespeare's plays? These thirteen common phrases that came from Shakespeare will be a surprise to your students, and get them interested in the English Bard.
Hollywood Horrors: Buffy vs. Legendary Silver Screen Monsters
Looking for a fun yet educational idea for Halloween week in your High School English classroom? Discover how you can use episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to compare and contrast with classic black and white creature features of the past.
Dreams and Death: Psychology and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Whether you teach a class dedicated to psychology or philosophy or you want to delve into one of these topics in your traditional high school English class, discover how two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer can provide helpful material. A PowerPoint guide is included.
Social Isolation and the Slayer: Using Buffy to Teach About Bullying
As a caring, responsible teacher, you are always on the lookout for material to help explain the damage that students who are bullied or left out can endure. This lesson plan and download will help you use Buffy the Vampire Slayer as an example.
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Fairytales and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A television show with a cult following as fodder for an English comparison lesson? Learn why Buffy the Vampire Slayer might be an ideal addition to your high school English lesson plan lineup.
Teaching Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
Whether your students read the Harry Potter series in earlier grades or have only watched the movie versions, this novel brings the primary themes of the book collection to light and is well worth reading as a class.
The Crime of the Century? In Cold Blood
Truman Capote penned the first true crime novel, "In Cold Blood," based on the 1959 murders of the Clutter family. Help your classroom prepare to read it with consideration, discussion and two PowerPoints available for download.
“A Christmas Memory," a Sweet Memoir by Truman Capote
In this lesson plan for Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory, you will help students learn how to analyze a short story.
From Page to Screen Breakfast at Tiffany’s the Classic Film
After reading the novella, introduce your students to a Hollywood classic they won’t ever forget. This lesson plan and downloads will help you compare and contrast the book with the film.
True Crime, “The Strangers" and In Cold Blood, a Cross Discipline Approach to Teaching Capote’s Classic
Once you have decided to teach In Cold Blood, chances are that as a good teacher, you will be looking for some creative lessons that will enhance your students’ education and interaction with the central ideas and themes of the novel.
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