Pieces of a Puzzle

If I said education was like a big puzzle and every piece is important, I’m fairly certain most of you reading would close the tab to this post faster than a student closing out of an unapproved website as the teacher walks by… Before you hit that X, bear with me… In the puzzle thatContinue reading “Pieces of a Puzzle”

Frightful Fun with Frankenstein

Taking on the task of teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein isn’t for the faint of heart. However, with the right attitude and resources, it can be done! Now, I’m not saying it’s going to be easy… but it will certainly be worth it in the end! Your students will find that they have a much broaderContinue reading “Frightful Fun with Frankenstein”

The Most Dangerous…Freshmen?

The very first story I teach every year is Richard Connell’s, The Most Dangerous Game. Not only does it allow for fantastic learning opportunities with conflicts, characterization, figurative language, and imagery, but it also allows for fun! Come senior year, my students always remember reading that “story with the guy who hunts people”. Before weContinue reading “The Most Dangerous…Freshmen?”