Up-Down-Both-Why: A Feeling-Based Approach to Literature
Students often struggle to make meaningful connections to literature and put those connections into words. This technique helps.
Fire Up Your Students with a Campaign Project
Whether it’s real or fictional, putting students to work on a campaign for a cause is a powerful way to get them writing persuasively.
Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion
If you’ve been looking for a fresh way to get students thinking outside the box, this may be just what you need.
Historically Responsive Literacy: A More Complete Education for All Students
Based on the work of 19th century Black literary societies, this fresh approach to curriculum focuses on identity, skills, intellect, and criticality.
A Few Creative Ways to Use Student Blogs
The blog has evolved as a genre, giving it limitless potential as a form of writing, and that’s just as true for student writers as it is for everyone else.
The Surprising Benefits of Student-Created Graphic Novels
Graphic novels are wonderful for reading, but when students use this form for their own writing, incredible stories can emerge.
Think Twice Before Doing Another Historical Simulation
Historical simulations can be powerful for teaching, but when it comes to traumatic or violent periods, like slavery, there really isn’t a good way to do them.
A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers
These visual tools allow students to synthesize learning, but some kids don’t think they’re talented enough to make them. A bit of creative constraint helps.