How to Plan and Teach a Novel

Remember that time you decided to teach a novel and all you could think of doing was read for 52 minutes for several consecutive days.I do.It involved 6 minutes of reading and 46 minutes of reading to snoring … [Read more...]

The Greatest Poetry Lesson Plan Ever (Video)

Remember that time you decided to teach a poem and all you could think of doing was read it and discuss it?I do.It involved 20 seconds of reading, 4 minutes of students hurrying through a set of questions they put no … [Read more...]

Writing Lesson Plans: The Basics of Teaching Writing

Class is about to start and the school's network just went down, which would be fine if you hadn't saved your class presentation on the network instead of you computer hard drive.So you decide to assign a 52-minute timed … [Read more...]

Short Story Lesson Plans Made Simple: How to Create a Short Story Unit (Video)

Remember that time you decided to teach a short story and all you could think of doing was read the story and have students answer the questions?I do.It involved 20 minutes of reading, 10 minutes of students hurrying … [Read more...]

“The Open Boat” Lesson Plans, Summary, and Analysis

I'll save you the trouble of scrolling. Here's the pdf download lesson plan and graphic organizer: Setting and Plot in The Open Boat. You can still read this awesome post, but make sure you get something you can use right now … [Read more...]

Julius Caesar Lesson Plans

I realize the school year has just begun, but it won't be long before even your favorite students will be looking to stab you in the back when you start talking about Shakespeare. These Julius Caesar lesson plans will help … [Read more...]

Literary Character Analysis Lesson Plans

If you're busy, go ahead and download this word document and come back later to read this incredibly engaging blog post: Different Types of Characters in Literature.I had just taught some great short stories for … [Read more...]

“Masque of the Red Death” Movie with Lesson Plan

Just in case reading "Masque of the Red Death" isn't creepy enough, here's  "Masque of the Red Death" movies to freak people out.And here's a "Masque of the Red Death" movie lesson plan to freak out your … [Read more...]

Who is Friar Lawrence? One Teacher’s Thoughts

Ok, I'll admit I'm a little obsessive when it comes to literary characters. Here's my rant about Friar Lawrence from Romeo and Juliet. I recorded it at Friar Lawrence's cell.This video rant serves as a decent summary of … [Read more...]

How to Create a Great Lesson Plan in Under 4 Minutes

Let's take the mystery out of how to create a great lesson plan. You already know everything you need to know to write great lesson plans.What You'll need3 Minutes A White Board A White Board Market A Text … [Read more...]