National Poetry Month Poem of the Day Podcast: April 1-8

Check out all episodes of the Teaching ELA podcast by clicking this link. The Teaching ELA podcast episodes for April 1-8 include (Click here to listen to the Teaching ELA Podcast): National Poetry Month Poem of the Day: “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost APRIL 08, 2022 National Poetry Month Poem of the Day: “Tyger! […]

Teaching “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”

I just taught this last week and I forgot just how good it was. I’m talking about Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment by Nat Hawthorne. Takeaways DHE isn’t exactly what it appears to be. The participants believe it’s a scientific experiment, but it’s actually an experiment on human behavior. There’s a ton of symbolism in here that […]

Teaching “The Gift of the Magi” by O’Henry

In today’s Teaching ELA podcast episode, we discuss a classic Christmas story, which still finds its way in many a literature anthology. Takeaways ELA Common Core Lesson PlansSurprisingly, there’s not a whole lot of Christmas short stories. If you’re going to teach irony in literature, there are very few better authors to teach than O’Henry […]