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Whether you’re heading back into the classroom, or prepping to go back online (thanks, Omicron), we can all use some fun and fresh air to beat the winter blahs.  If you’re lucky (or unlucky) enough to have snow on the ground, Literary Snowman Building is a cool idea to try with your students this month, […]

Let’s talk podcasting! If you’re looking for a way to incorporate reading, writing, research, media, and oral communication in the same project, podcast creation is where it’s at. There are many ways for your students to record a podcast and much of it depends on the classroom tech you have available. In my classroom, we […]

With the decline of print media, the classic comic strips we grew up with are not as much a part of our students’ lives, with Internet graphics and memes taking up that space, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for comic strips as educational tools in our classrooms. Comic strips require many higher […]

Spooky Season is upon us, and I can’t wait for all the chills and thrills! Growing up, Halloween was always such an exciting time in my neighbourhood. My mom would blast Thriller and the Ghostbusters theme song from a bedroom window while trick-or-treaters came to the cob-webbed door, ready to fill their makeshift pillowcase bags […]

I find that starting the school year with a short story unit that focuses on the elements of fiction is the best starting point to give my students the building blocks they need to be successful in my English classes. In the first lesson, I explain types of plot and how a plot diagram is […]

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