The Human Development Index: Analyzing Economic Data in English Class

BY: LIZ KEIPER The American Dream. It’s one of those slippery concepts that is hard to define or pin down. We have a sense of what it is, but helping 14-year-olds to a nuanced understanding of the term can be difficult because often people mean many different concepts when they use that phrase. Some mean … Continue reading The Human Development Index: Analyzing Economic Data in English Class

Good Readers are Re-Readers

Good Readers are Re-Readers November 2, 2017 By Toni M. Poling Close reading is the basis for all the work we do in my classroom.  My students are exposed to written text, visual text, and auditory text over the span of my AP English Literature and my AP English Language courses.  When I first began … Continue reading Good Readers are Re-Readers

Your Next Lesson: Annotation Stations

By Karla Hilliard Too many times, text annotations turn into a scavenger hunt for literary or rhetorical devices. Many a pen-wielding student has invested hours of time marking and highlighting and commenting and sticky-note-ing and chasing down elusive examples of obscure devices or filling up margins for the sake of filling them up. I often … Continue reading Your Next Lesson: Annotation Stations