We have a fondness for great literature, so we gathered a number of wonderful resources here in our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature. Wide variety of reading genres, perfect for teens. Homeschool book club ideas and activities too. Get tweens and teens talking about books and world views. Classic books, fantasy, adventure, biographies, personal growth, etc.
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.
15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements
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.
The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative language, and citing text evidence.
Mindset Moments: Showcasing Student Growth. Take time to reflect on student learning and create “Mindset Moments.” To learn more about mindsets in the classroom, and especially the difference between fixed and growth mindsets, please check out my earlier post on this subject, "New Year, New Mindset."