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Depth and Complexity | Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature

Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom!

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Visualizing Theme with Evidence-Based Collages

Theme is one of the concepts in literature that students struggle with most. Use this simple graphic organizer to help students determine the theme of any piece of writing and then create a collage of text and images to reinforce their theme's message abo

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13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

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Books Clubs, Not Literature Circles, Best of Both Words, Reading Plans for High School English, Out of Class Reading

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How do YOU get your students using the brain more and the internet less? A blog post by ROOM 213

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Literary Jenga: Reading Literature Game for ANY Novel Grades 7-12

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