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Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report

Offers 50 diverse suggestions intended to offer students new ways to think about a piece of literature, new directions to explore, and ways to respond with greater depth to the books they read.

 

Ideas Plus: Book 17

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Ideas Plus: Book 17

The classroom-tested suggestions in Ideas Plus: Book 17--submitted by enthusiastic English teachers from across the country--are designed to deliver content in lively and original ways.

 

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts

Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts

Describes how an English teacher uses ghost stories in his classroom to further students' interest in and understanding of epics. Presents a short unit in which all the class work focuses on scary kinds of things.

 

At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture

Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.

 

Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom

Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library

Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom

Discover ways to integrate visual arts and technology in your English language arts classroom.