Hello, and welcome to It’s Lit Teaching! My name is Heather, and I’m a high school English teacher. Here at It’s Lit Teaching, my goal is to help awesome educators like you not only survive, but thrive throughout the school year.
I started this blog and my Teachers Pay Teachers store to help!
So, how can I help your teaching?
- Help me with a classroom library and independent reading!
- My curriculum is stale and boring!
- I can’t keep up with everything!
- Help me with new teaching strategies and lesson ideas!
- Tell me how to make some side money!
I’m building my classroom library and trying independent reading, but I have no idea where to start!
- First, read my complete guide: How To Create the Classroom Library of Your Dreams.
- Then, check out my Lit Literature reviews! These are written to help high school English teachers wade through all of the awesome young adult literature out there so only the best make it to their shelves. (Psst! I recommend starting with Black and White!)
- Read One Day of Independent Reading in with High School Students to read a real-life example.
- Sign up for my mailing list and
rec ei vemy FREE Must-Have List for the High School English Classroom!
My curriculum needs some edgy, diverse, and engaging young adult literature!
- Read How to Implement a New Novel in Your Classroom for a step-by-step guide on switching up your curriculum.
- Be sure to grab your FREE social injustice graphic organizer.
- If you are specifically thinking of teaching The Hate U Give, read:
- If you need to add some interest to a classic literature unit, check out this guest post by my friend Yaddy, How to Design a Novel Unit That Doesn’t Bore Your Students to Death
I’m struggling to keep up with my teaching duties, let alone my actual life! Help!
- For some feel-good reading, check out :
- Eliminate some prep work with done-for-you units. I have one for:
- If you’re almost at the end of your school year, you can try these 5 tips
- Then breathe, and find out The One Thing Your Students Need the Most.
I’m just looking for some ideas to make teaching more fun or to hone my craft.
- Want to add some creativity?
- Ready to uplevel your teaching strategies?
- Have you tried Scaffolding in the Creative Writing Classroom?
- Or Authentic Assessments?
- You can even learn How to Close Read A Whole Novel With Students of Any Skill Level.
- I just want some easy and seasonal activities for my class!
This teacher salary ain’t cutting it! How can keep teaching, stay motivated, and make a little extra on the side?
- Learn to get started on Teachers Pay Teachers! Read this first! You can also check out:
- Find out How I Made $1000 in my Sixth Month Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers.
- Face your fears and get started
- Learn how becoming a teacherpreneur can help you grow as a person AND as an educator
- Skip the overwhelm and enroll in my course TPT Profitability: a step-by-step self-paced class for getting your Teachers Pay Teachers store up and running.