Science Fiction Short Stories for Middle School and High School

Although I teach high school, I often teach short stories that work for middle school as well. If you need science fiction short stories for middle school or science fiction short stories for high school, here’s a good—but nowhere close to exhaustive— list. Science Fiction Short Stories for Middle School Could you use these science […]

7 Scarlet Letter Lesson Plan for High School That Will Get You Fired

The Scarlet Letter is better suited for college reading. That didn’t stop my 10th grade teacher from teaching it to me; nor did it stop her from affixing a giant scarlet ‘F’ on my paper. I foolishly tried teaching it one year without proper preparation. It was a miserable experience. Scarlet Letter Lesson Plans Sure […]

Teaching The Scarlet Letter: Puritan Video Resources

So what are you doing this weekend? Since I’m teaching The Scarlet Letter soon, I thought I’d throw together some print and video resources on the Puritans. Then maybe I’ll party like Dimmesdale at the young abandoned wives society social afterward. The concepts of moral limitations leaves many young scholars scratching their heads. After all, what’s […]