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
I recently attended a conference and was shown the video “How Youth Learn: Ned’s Gr8 8”. This video is based on researched backed findings on how the teenage brains functions. I found this video to be a great reminder of all the great things we as teachers are doing in our classroom. It is also a reminder of the things… Read More
My students loved my lesson over “The Life and Death of a Pumpkin”. They were totally engaged and loved listening and viewing the clip. I finished the lesson by having my students write letters from the viewpoint a pumpkin. They tried to convince me not to carve them. My students LOVED this activity and shared their writing with the class…. Read More
In conjunction with my upcoming lesson over the short film “The Life and Death of a Pumpkin” I plan to show the clip below. The clip below titled “You Don’t Know Jack-O’-Laterns” is from NPR and is a fun addition to Halloween. I thought it shared some fun insights and I definitely learned about pumpkins! Check out the video below. Video:… Read More
Halloween is fast approaching. To get in the spirit this year I have decided to dedicate one English lesson to the study of the film, “The Life and Death of a Pumpkin.” This five minute video sets a creepy tone and is reminiscent of Edger Allan Poe’s work. Check out the video below: I have also found a great resource… Read More