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Letters to Books: A meaningful way to reflect on themes and messages of books

Letters to a book: a meaningful way to reflect on themes after finishing a book or story.

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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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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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Teaching Theme

Teaching theme with billboards

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Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills

My students love using pictures to learn their reading skills!

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Shakespeare Curriculum Teaching Activities Bundle

Teaching Shakespeare? Use this curriculum to teach, enhance and most importantly enjoy your teaching of Shakespeare.

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Allusions in Literature Unit Bundle- Allusion Lessons

These allusion lessons are perfect for personalized, differentiated, flipped, and/or 1:1 technology classrooms! AND This pack also works great in teacher led and planned traditional classrooms! PDF printable options are included on EVERY activity! I have

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Depth and Complexity | Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. 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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Macbeth Bingo

Teacher Directions, Call Cards and 30 different game boards.

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Teaching Hamlet by William Shakespeare this year? Find these literary and informational text pairings fore free at www.CommonLit.org, complete with related curricula.

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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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Creative Activities, Supplement Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry, Fun & Text-Based

Creative Literature Activities, Throw Some Shade, Characterization, Villains, Point of View Activity, Twitter, Sub-tweet

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Hills Like White Elephants infographic | Course Hero

Hills Like White Elephants infographic | Course Hero

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Book Club Expectations

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Liven Up Reading Discussions close reading scenarios.

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{Lord of the Flies} Student Workbooks

Do you ever get bored teaching Lord of the Flies by just reading the novel and then doing chapter questions? I did, and so did my students. Thus these workbooks were created.

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