Classic Short Stories for Halloween (Secondary Classrooms)

Halloween is the perfect time to tell spooky stories, and what better way to celebrate the season than with some classic tales from the public domain? Here are five timeless Halloween short stories and suggestions for follow-up that are sure to give your students a good scare! “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe This […]

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Twelve December Ideas for Your Classroom

1. Snowball Fight Each student begins a story. I ask the first writer to introduce the setting and a minimum of one character. After students have several minutes to write, call time. Students crumble their paper into a snowball and toss it. Each student picks up a new paper and continues the story. After time […]

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Reflecting and Looking Forward

Starting the New Semester With Your Students January has traditionally been a time of both reflection and looking forward and setting goals. It is a good time for a reset in your classroom. Guide your students to reflect on their first semester and begin to look forward to the second semester. Students will benefit from […]

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4 Resources for Teaching Dickens

Studying Charles Dickens in December is a highlight for Language Arts teachers. Here are 4 sites to help with your classroom study. Charles Dickens Info This website features three sections: The Life of Dickens The Work of Dickens A Christmas Carol Included in the website you will find a quiz, interactive resources, book and short […]

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