“Through the Tunnel” Lesson Plans to Get You Through the Day

If you're in a hurry and are just looking for a handout and lesson plan, here you go. Just come back and read the rest later. You're sure to be enamored with my charm and wit.Personal Tunnels Character Activity … [Read more...]

“Leiningen vs. the Ants” Lesson Plans

The following incident took place in the portables located out in the jungleish part of the school not too long ago. UNLESS she alters her course and there's no reason why she should, she'll reach your classroom in two hours … [Read more...]

Teaching English Romantic Poetry: How Many of These 19 Poems Have You Taught?

After studying and teaching English Romantic Poetry and finding myself aglow with delight, I built a time machine and traveled back 30 years to talk to my teenage self. Here's what transpired: Me: Hey, Trent!Teenage Me: … [Read more...]

Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket Lesson Plans, Summary, Analysis

It's not too late to help Tom Benecke, and it’s not too late to help teachers looking for lesson plans, a summary, an analysis and more for "Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” by Jack Finney.Before we get to an overview … [Read more...]

A Robert Frost Lesson Plan for National Poetry Month: Symbolism in the Poems of Robert Frost

Teaching: An Allegory It was National Poetry Month and Mr. Deadmeat was preparing his Robert Frost lesson plans in anticipation of Principal Istabteachersintheback coming to observe his classroom. It was a symbolism lesson … [Read more...]

“The Interlopers” Discussion Questions

The forest classroom of Gradwitz were of wide extent and well stocked with "Interlopers" discussion questions; the narrow strip of portables that lay on its outskirt was not remarkable for the students it harboured or the … [Read more...]

Resources for The Odyssey: Island of the Lotus Eaters

Next on our Odyssey odyssey is the "Island of the Lotus Eaters." Here we have some resources for teaching the Island of the Lotus Eaters from The Odyssey. Lesson Plan Procedures for Teaching "Island of the Lotus Eaters" from … [Read more...]

The Odyssey Lesson Plans: Trump Calls Cruz a Trojan Horse

According to Fox News Donald Trump called Ted Cruz "worse than a puppet--- he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump."Why do I bring this up? Because today … [Read more...]

“The Raven” Lesson Plans: Symbolism in “The Raven”

My colleague just told me that April was National Poetry month. I thought she was playing an April Fool's joke on my, so I took a swing at her. She blocked the punch, jabbed me in the throat with a paper clip, whacked me on … [Read more...]

Myth Lesson Plans: The Hero’s Journey and Perseus

Start off with something you can use in your classroom right now: Perseus's Hero's Journey HandoutThis is day 5 of The Odyssey lesson plans. For those who've been following the odyssey of The Odyssey Unit, you may be … [Read more...]