Halloween Short Stories not by Edgar Allan Poe

I got this letter from a former student not long ago. Dear Former Teacher You may not remember me, but I was in your class many years ago. It was Halloween. I hated Halloween. But then you came up with awesome lesson … [Read more...]

“The Landlady” Movie Lesson Plan

Billy Weaver has arrived in Bath—the town in England, not the thing in your bathroom. He’s there on a work assignment from London and it’s been a rather inconvenient train ride and he just wants to get a room for the night … [Read more...]

“Lather and Nothing Else” Movie Lesson Plan

The only thing better than teaching a high interest short story is teaching a high interest short story that's been made into a movie. I strongly advise you watch this video before you show it to your class. There is a … [Read more...]

“The Moustache” Short Story Lesson Plan

I had to go to Lawnrest High School alone that afternoon. But first of all I had to stand inspection. My administrator lined me up against the wall. She stood there like a one-man firing squad, which is kind of funny because … [Read more...]

“Charles” Short Story Lesson Plan

The day my administrator Mr. Laurie started at my school he renounced corduroy overalls with bibs and began wearing blue jeans with a belt; I watched him come in the first morning with a giant red pen and an observation form, … [Read more...]

“Popular Mechanics” Short Story Lesson Plan

E A R L Y that day the weather turned, and the snow was melting into dirty water. Streaks of it ran down from the little shoulder-high window that faced the school parking lot. Cars slushed by on the street outside, where it … [Read more...]

Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Symbolism Lesson Plan

The light was so weak at noon that when Mr. Pelayo was coming back to the classroom after throwing away his old lesson plans, it was hard for him to see what it was that was moving and groaning in the rear of the courtyard. … [Read more...]

“Lather and Nothing Else” Lesson Plan with Summary and Analysis

He came in without a word. I was stropping my best lesson. And when I recognized him, I started to shake. But he did not notice. To cover my nervousness, I went on teaching the lesson. I tried calling on students with the tip … [Read more...]

Old Man at the Bridge Theme Lesson Plan with Summary and Analysis

An old teacher with steel rimmed spectacles and very dusty clothes sat by the side of the road. There was a pontoon bridge across the campus and students, administrators, and teachers, custodians and security guards were … [Read more...]

Analyzing Theme in Dead Man’s Path Lesson Plans

Mr Obi's hopes were fulfilled much earlier than he had expected. He was appointed principal of Pink Slip Central School last week. It had always been an unprogressive school, so the school board decided to send a critical and … [Read more...]