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High school language arts

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for High school language arts. Get inspired and try out new things.
English Bell Ringers for Middle and High School

By Presto Plans I first realized the power of bell ringers years ago, thanks to a particularly unruly class that would bounce off my walls after lunch. After consistently wasting the first ten minutes of class getting students seated, settled, and ready to learn, I decided to give bell-ringers a try. They were immediately a classroom game-changer. Bell-ringers—sometimes referred to as “warm ups” or “do nows”— are questions, tasks, or other warm up activities that students complete at the…

How to teach blackout poetry: simple steps for classroom instruction

Teaching blackout poetry as part of your poetry unit is a simple and effective way to engage students in poetry. This post will be all about what blackout poetry is and how to teach blackout poetry in your middle school ELA or high school English classroom. What is blackout poetry?Blackout poetry is a created form of poetry where the poet uses pages of text and blocks out some of the words to form a new poem. The remaining words on the page form the blackout poem. Blackout poetry is a type…

Favorite Language Arts Curriculums

We are fortunate to homeschool at a time when there are so many fantastic homeschool language arts curriculum options available. Sometimes though, wading through all of those options can feel overwhelming. It can be helpful

Back to School Activities High School

Teach students to use They Say, I Say summary and response essay writing to join academic conversation. These questions will help students be successful…

The Literary Maven: Grammar: Avoid Boring Lessons

It can be difficult to get students excited about learning grammar, and even more difficult when you don't feel comfortable teaching it. In this #2ndaryELA Twitter chat, middle and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed approaches to teaching grammar, topics covered, avoiding boring lessons, and incorporating grammar into other aspects of ELA curriculum. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.

5 Brilliant Ways to Use Games in the Classroom - English Teacher Blog

All English teachers need this list of games in the classroom. Learn how you can reinforce core English language arts skills AND engage students...

Rhetorical Analysis with a PAPA Square

My favorite teaching unit is my research and rhetorical analysis unit. I love providing my students with the knowledge and resources they need to critically read and analyze text, know why it is powerful, and understand how the author crafted it. I feel that truly understanding the language and the text, primarily through rhetorical analysis, is something that makes all of my students critical thinkers. Subscribe to my email list! Receive an editable copy of the PAPA Square Analysis Project…