Lesson of the Day: March Madness Meets Common Core Writing and Reading for Information Standards

It was my second year teaching. It was the third Thursday in March. I was watching basketball. My administrator, Ms. Killjoy, thought that the third Thursday in March was a good day to observe my class. She pulled a pink slip out of her purse and handed it to me. At the same time, I […]

Teaching Edgar Allan Poe Poems: A 4-Step Lesson Plan for Annabel Lee

For the most wild, yet most homely blog post which I am about to type, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not –and very surely do I not dream. My immediate purpose […]

The Super Bowl of Hunting and “The Most Dangerous Game” Lesson Plan

I’m just going to give you the lesson plan before you start reading: “The Most Dangerous Game”: The Super Bowl of Hunting This doesn’t have to be a “Most Dangerous Game” essay lesson plan. It can be “Most Dangerous Game” analysis lesson plan or simply a “Most Dangerous Game” discussion lesson plan. It’s up to you. […]