As timing would have it, Harper Lee died just after my Freshmen completed their study of To Kill a Mockingbird. My class decided to create a tribute to Harper Lee and hung it in our school’s hallway. The students included their reactions to Harper Lee’s work, a connection they made to the Scottsboro boys, a writing describing why we should… Read More
How We Remember: The Butterfly Project: Part 2
My eighth-grade students completed The Butterfly Project and I think it was an overall success. Check out the description of the assignment here. Check out some of the finished products below. Did you try this program with your students? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.
After years of teaching Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet I finally broke down and bought Shakespeare Set Free. I have wanted this book for several years but then again I always want new books for my classroom and often indulge myself. One has to draw the line somewhere when it comes to spending money on my classroom. I don’t like to think… Read More