Diane Chaves

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Jack the Ripper was one of the most infamous serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. This activity for high school English Language Arts is a surefire way to engage your students while assessing nonfiction skills such as tone and bias in th

Jack the Ripper was one of the most infamous serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. This activity for high school English Language Arts is a surefire way to engage your students while assessing nonfiction skills such as tone and bias in th

Here are some of my favorite resources and ideas for teaching short stories in middle school and high school. Teaching short stories can be a great way to build student confidence and endurance with a number of skills. These texts span all genres and are hugely versatile – teach them as a unit or woven in with other texts throughout the year. (blog post)

The lottery essay questions This list of important quotations from “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson will help you work with the essay topics and thesis statements above by allowing you to.

Developing a character for fictional narrative writing. Lots of ideas and activities to do with students. From The Thinker Builder.

When students write fiction, creating a strong character can be a real challenge. Get lots of ideas, tips, and engaging activities to help students develop fictional characters for narrative writing. (The Thinker Builder)

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R.J. Palacio to teach students about empathy.  Click to link to download a free lesson plan on writing precepts! Writing precepts is the prefect way to bring Auggie's story to life with your students!   These Wonder lesson plans are perfect for any upper elementary or middle school classroom.

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R. Palacio to teach students about empathy.

My English Curriculum: The first six weeks of teaching middle school or high school English. Lessons, activities, and ideas.

My English Curriculum: The first six weeks of teaching middle school or high school English. Lessons, activities, and ideas.

I remember Lit Circles in the 8th grade &, like most group work, some kids did the work & some did not. So this article helps address some of the problems with Lit Circles, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

I remember Lit Circles in the grade &, like most group work, some kids did the work & some did not. So this article helps address some of the problems with Lit Circles, without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.