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- How to make any text relevant to your students using essential questionsThe Relevance Trap It’s become the go-to question when English teachers are looking for new texts to teach: My students don’t read the books I used to assign. These old books don’t have anything to do with my students’ lives.… Continue reading How to make any text relevant to your students using essential questions
- Beginning a unit with a preview text: Using the Amleth legend to introduce Shakespeare’s HamletThere’s a certain kind of student who loves to remind you that Shakespeare “stole” most of his stories from other sources, usually citing this as a reason why the bard isn’t so great after all. But this knowledge can also… Continue reading Beginning a unit with a preview text: Using the Amleth legend to introduce Shakespeare’s Hamlet
- Throwing out the PEEL: An Argument-based Approach to Teaching Paragraph StructureI never liked the burger/sandwich metaphor for writing paragraphs. Sure, it looks good on a poster – but when was the last time you ate a burger bun-first, working your way through one layer of ingredients at a time? When… Continue reading Throwing out the PEEL: An Argument-based Approach to Teaching Paragraph Structure