Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.
High School English Syllabus. Flipbook for big kids. This is my kind of teacher: she likes everything about elementary except the kids! LOL!
A playlist for morning arrival in your classroom. Upbeat/fast/exciting music gets our kids awake and helps them start the day in a more energetic and alert mood! Great classroom management tool!
Integrate technology in the classroom with google drive and QR codes! This classroom management tool helps monitor how often children are turning in their homework. Great documentation for teachers!
We Teach High School: First Days of School - to do for students
Allow parents and students the opportunity to get to know their teacher better by giving them this Editable Meet The Teacher Night Handout at Open House, or send home on the first day of school with your welcome packet.
I created these for my intermediate students and they really bought into it. I started off writing them myself, but as time passed we took the time to learn how to write sincere, detailed praise and thanks and it took off from there. Looks great on coloured paper and taped to the entrance of the classroom door. At the end of the year, pile up each student's 'shout-outs' and present them. I have pinned a couple other templates - for variety on the wall.
Organizational tips for the high school classroom
my favorite desk arrangement, no one's back is to the board, there are easy paths for movement, and kids who need reduced distractions can sit in the front
You can display your students' talent and their names with this DIY coloring banner. Coloring helps students relieve stress and take a break from a rigorous task. Ten designs are included.
Love this idea from @miss5th, @justspeechy and many others to get kids to be reflective of their learning! #miss5thswhiteboard #teachershelpingteachers #mybestideasareallstolen
Life Quote: The only thing that makes life unfair..
Must have this poster in my classroom
MINI-LESSON: DON'T WRITE ABOUT YOUR WRITING (COMMON CORE ALIGNED) - TeachersPayTeachers.com
Teaching Night by Elie Wiesel? Use these paired passage suggestions to get your students thinking about the major themes of the memoir. All texts are freely available at Commonlit.org.
16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 [infographic] #GoogleEI #GoogleET
Students draw a picture of the setting and then use direct quotes to "prove" that what they put belongs in the picture based on the actual text. (Teaching in Room 6)
100 inspiring and motivational art printables, designed by Elegance and Enchantment. Sign up for a subscription to gain access to this growing library of designs, or take advantage of the free downloads that are shared every week!
Something about the best inspirational quotes resonates with us, lifts us out of a funk, and gives direction. Check these out and pick your favorite! Motivational quotes motivation quotes #motivation #quote
great example of double entry journal! Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: It's "Wonder"ful!
Excellent video on keeping voices down in the classroom. This guy is stinkin hilarious! See other videos also
3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think)
COMMON CORE HIGH SCHOOL: POETRY PRACTICE WITH KEATS AND SHELLEY - TeachersPayTeachers.com
Dystopia is the hottest genre on the market right now - especially for teens. If you're teaching high school English, you should probably be teaching dystopia! This product contains FOUR lessons that introduce the genre of dystopia to students. These four lessons are Common Core aligned with targets, highly rigorous, collaborative, and develop serious critical thinking. If you're planning on tackling Fahrenheit 451, The Hunger Games, 1984...