“The Open Window” Movie Lesson Plan

I am writing this just a few short long weeks before the end of the school year. I have a lesson plan that makes sense any time of year, but makes even more sense with just a few weeks before the end of the school year.It … [Read more...]

Great End of the Year Short Story: “The Open Window” Lesson Plans

Although you'd be a much better teacher after reading my witty and engaging blog post introduction, I won't be offended if you just download this pdf "Open Window" lesson plan, make copies, and go on your merry way: Theme … [Read more...]

Short Story Lesson Plans: 5 More Short Stories for Teaching Irony

Regular readers of this blog are aware of my fascination with Ender Wiggin, Lennie Smalls, and sports teams from the state of Ohio. What they may not be aware of is my fascination with irony. In fact, I once stayed up late … [Read more...]