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How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News

A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game.

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CURRENT EVENTS: News Article Summary & Analysis Template

A great tool for students to get involved with the news and current events. This simple writing format helps students find, summarize and write opinions about current news stories. A great filler for various classes.

It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrived just when things are really getting interesting.

iGameMomfrom iGameMom

Child-safe Website of Free News Articles for Kids

free website of news articles for kids, provides a safe environment for kids to stay updated on what is going on around the world, including world news, science and technology, our earth, society and art.

No Twiddle Twaddlefrom No Twiddle Twaddle

Picture Books for Black History Month

A few good picture book choices for Black History Month.

A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party.

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Tell-Tale Heart Newspaper Project

Tell-Tale Heart Activity - a fun and engaging way to have students respond to Edgar Allan Poe's famous short story. ($)

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Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict..I use the diagram a lot for teaching plot structure; this is a great breakdown of the chart.


10 Reasons Why Books Are Way Better Than Boys

Unfortunately, I am also the shoe buying woman. SHOES AND BOOKS!

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Book Tasting: A Scavenger Hunt Smorgasbord

Book and Text-Tasting Menus help students read fiction and nonfiction pieces closely. 2.25

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Teaching 'Frankenstein' With The New York Times

I love teaching Frankenstein!! Students are always surprised that they like it. I think everyone should read this classic novel.

Peter Rabbit to feature on 50p coin to mark Beatrix Potter anniversary, Royal Mint announces

The anthropomorphic vegetable thief will feature on a silver 50p released to mark the 150th anniversary of the author's birth in 1866

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Current Events

It is important for students to be informed about current events happening locally and globally. In this NO PREP just photocopy activity, students examine online or print news sources to report on a current event for their class. This can be used with any non-fiction new article or text. ($)

I LOVE this idea for a book swap or book club. Everyone pick a book and write 3-4 simple descriptors on a plain cover. Everyone picks a new book based on those descriptors alone.