Do your homeschool students know how to analyze what they are reading? Do you know how to teach them to identify the key literary elements in the books they are reading? Our Tips for Teaching Literary Analysis mini-course is a great complement to any book or homeschool literature program you are currently using!
Literary Analysis Group Activity: Student-Led Lesson that Works with ANY Novel
Pssssst hey, Teach. You shouldnt be the hardest working person in the room. Leave the choices, responsibility and learning up to your students then stand back and watch what happens. In this student-directed literary analysis activity, students become the teacher, closely reading and analyzing an assigned chapter of a novel, then teaching it to the class.
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.