Short Story Audio/Video Resources for “Leiningen vs. The Ants”

It's the middle of July. If you're like me—and you probably are since you're searching for ways to improve your teaching—you're dying for a Claymation "Leiningen vs the Ants" video.This 3-minute video is so bad that it's … [Read more...]

Short Stories for Teaching Imagery Lesson Plans

After teaching students about characterization and point of view, I felt pretty good about myself, so good in fact, that I commissioned the pottery teacher to create an action sculpture of me in the center of my … [Read more...]

10 Activities and Lesson Plans for Of Mice and Men

They had walked in single file down the path, and even in the open one stayed behind the other. Both were dressed in school administrator skirts and in school administrator coats with brass buttons. Both carried black, … [Read more...]

“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...]