Lately, everywhere I turn teachers are talking about literature circles–and for good reason! If you’re looking for a way to create rigor in your classroom and to cultivate authentic, real-life skills in your students, then literature circles may just be the activity your curriculum needs!
Are you ready to teach a novel that students will love? Want to discuss complex ideas with the teenagers in your classroom? All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brenden Kiely is a novel that will allow you to do all that and more! While there is a multitude of reasons to incorporate it into your curriculum, this blog post will cover 3 reasons why you need to teach All American Boys.
How to Design a Novel Unit that Doesn’t Bore your Students to Death: A Guest Blog Post From Yaddy’s Room
You have a boring novel unit, now what? Connect a movie to it! Luckily for you, I’m going to save you the blood sweat, and hangovers, and give you my process. I know. I’m awesome.
When I went to high school, it was easy to spot the honors and AP students. They walked around with classic novels, probably written by old white guys, practically exploding with post-it notes and rainbows from all the highlighting they’ve done within the pages. ….Meanwhile, in the regular class, they watched the Odyssey for the third time.
We get so caught up in a curriculum, paperwork, standards, and observations that we often lose the magic of literature; The Hate U Give brought it back to my class.