Foreshadowing in “A Rose for Emily” Lesson Plan

WHEN Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole faculty went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her classroom, which no new … [Read more...]

“The Ransom of Red Chief” Lesson Plans

It looked like a good thing: but wait till I tell you. We were down South, in Alabama - Mr. Driscoll and myself-when this "Ransom of Red Chief" lesson plan involving reading the story and answering the questions idea struck … [Read more...]

All Summer in a Day Lesson Plans: Setting and Sensory Details

It had been raining insults for seven years; thousand upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with insults, with the drum and gush of criticism, with the sweet crystal fall of back-handed … [Read more...]

Lord of the Flies Summary with a Quick Lesson Plan

I know you've read Lord of the Flies, but that was so long ago. Just in case you don't have time (and who does at this time of the year) to reread it, I'll help you out with a Lord of the Flies summary, or more specifically, … [Read more...]

Lord of the Flies Lesson Plans

The teacher with fair hair lowered herself down the last few feet of desk and began to pick her way toward the filing cabinet. Though she had taken off her school sweater and trailed it now from one hand, her grey shirt stuck … [Read more...]

How to Plan and Teach a Novel

Remember that time you decided to teach a novel and all you could think of doing was read for 52 minutes for several consecutive days.I do.It involved 6 minutes of reading and 46 minutes of reading to snoring … [Read more...]

The Greatest Poetry Lesson Plan Ever (Video)

Remember that time you decided to teach a poem and all you could think of doing was read it and discuss it?I do.It involved 20 seconds of reading, 4 minutes of students hurrying through a set of questions they put no … [Read more...]

Writing Lesson Plans: The Basics of Teaching Writing

Class is about to start and the school's network just went down, which would be fine if you hadn't saved your class presentation on the network instead of you computer hard drive.So you decide to assign a 52-minute timed … [Read more...]

Short Story Lesson Plans Made Simple: How to Create a Short Story Unit (Video)

Remember that time you decided to teach a short story and all you could think of doing was read the story and have students answer the questions?I do.It involved 20 minutes of reading, 10 minutes of students hurrying … [Read more...]

“The Open Boat” Lesson Plans, Summary, and Analysis

I'll save you the trouble of scrolling. Here's the pdf download lesson plan and graphic organizer: Setting and Plot in The Open Boat. You can still read this awesome post, but make sure you get something you can use right now … [Read more...]