Teaching Short Stories in the High School Classroom

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Teachers! Join us for an online discussion on “Teaching Short Stories in the High School Classroom” on Tuesday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. We will discuss "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, "A&P" by John Updike, and "Araby" by James Joyce. We will also discuss ways these short stories may be incorporated and used with students. […]

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Analyzing Different Genres

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To be ready for high school English, including advanced and college prep courses, students must have extensive experience with complex texts. These texts should come from nineteenth century to contemporary time periods and should include both informational and imaginative writings. Diverse complex texts are at the center of a challenging ELA curriculum committed to a […]

Analyzing Figurative Language and Allusion

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Literary and rhetorical analysis involves determining not only what an author is saying but how an author is saying it. This session focuses on strategies (including templates, frames, and sentence stems) for teaching students how to analyze an author’s choices and connect methods (diction, details, and figurative language, such as allusion) to meaning. Participants will […]

Reading for Meaning

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In this session, participants will first understand how to help students build background knowledge by providing students informational and visual texts. Participants will also explore how the concrete elements of a text function together to create abstract meaning. Finally, participants will learn how to teach students to express their understanding of texts through creating text-dependent […]