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10 Must-Teach High School English Lessons

Christina, The Daring English Teacher, is a full-time high school English teacher, wife, and mother. With more than a decade of teaching experience, she focuses on providing engaging, robust, and differentiated learning experiences to her students and the educational community. She has experience teaching English to all high school grade levels, including honors, inclusion, and…  learn more

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34 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School

It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them yawning! So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorite poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here’s what they had to say about the best poems for middle…  learn more

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8 Reasons Why I Teach Banned Books… and You Should Too

It seems like every year a new book makes the news for being challenged or banned by a school. Books that have been banned run the gamut from Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn to The Holy Bible. While some parents and teachers have legitimate concerns, others have less valid reasons (a library patron in Toronto, Canada wanted to ban Hop…  learn more

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826 Digital Writing Lessons

Lessons are highly engaging and ready to use. They’re built around a topic and genre and focused on an educational outcome.  learn more

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A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Narrative Writing

A well-told story can help a person see things in an entirely new way. It can change a law, inspire a movement, and make people care fiercely about things they'd never given a passing thought. Jennifer Gonzalez created this in-depth post to show how to teach Narrative Writing, including ideas on form and process, and…  learn more

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Celebrating Poetry for Teens

Tune in for recommendations of a variety of poetry books for teens.  Featured titles include themed collections of poetry compiled for teens as well as collections of poetry written by teens.  You’ll also hear about a poetic form that only exists in YA lit—the novel written in verse.  learn more

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ELA Classroom: 20 Meaningful Vocabulary Activities for Every Grade

We Are Teachers Learning new words is like adding to your writing wardrobe. Your writing becomes so much more interesting and engaging when you have more options available. These vocabulary activities work for all ages, K-12, and provide kids with a variety of learning options to help them build their own word bank.  Jill Staake…  learn more

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Glossary of Shakespeare's Words

Understanding 16th century English can be a challenge for students. This site lists thousands of words, from abjure to wot, provides their definition, and shows where each word can be found within the works of William Shakespeare.  learn more

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Help Teaching: Online Self-Paced English Language Arts Lessons

Our collection of ELA lessons is designed to help students build core grammar, reading, and writing skills. Topics range from understanding relative pronouns to summarizing key details in a text and constructing a quality paragraph. Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning.  learn more

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High School English Lesson Plans

Finding engaging English lesson plans for hard-to-impress high school teenagers is no small task. Here you will find hundreds of helpful teaching ideas, units and themes that can be used for a range of grades and abilities, including AP English suggestions.  learn more

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National Scholastic Press Association

National Scholastic Press Association, with more than 1,350 members, is a national community of student journalists and scholastic journalism advisers. NSPA advances journalism and media as a vital cultural force by connecting advisers, students and professionals through national events and competitions and by creating and curating content that — enhances professional development. defines global standards…  learn more

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NobelPrize.org: Animated Games & Lessons

On this page, you’ll find educational resources including animated games and easy-to-use Nobel Prize lessons for teachers to use in the classroom. Teachers and students are especially important to us. Many Nobel Prize laureates testify that a certain teacher challenged or encouraged them and that the experience has been crucial to the choices they made…  learn more

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Plot Generator – Create a short story

How do you write a short story really quickly? Choose a style, opening and type of ending, name your character, choose a few adjectives and Plot Generator will write the story for you. Use the names of students in your class and show how a story does not have to be a masterpiece to be…  learn more

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Poem Hunter

Best poems by famous poets all around the world on Poem Hunter. Read poem and quotes from most popular poets.  learn more

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Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources for a wide variety of student groups including ESL learners, junior high and high school students, adult education and even professional writers. Topics include writing, research, grammar & mechanics, and style guides.  learn more

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Read Write Think Unit Plans

Here at ReadWriteThink, our mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.  learn more

Shakespeare-VR

The Shakespeare-VR project uses virtual reality technologies to bring students face-to-face with professional actors performing Shakespearean soliloquies in a replica of Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Playhouse. Directed by Shakespeare scholar, Prof. Stephen Wittek, the project combines the talents of partners from the Carnegie Mellon Department of English, the virtual reality production company Stitchbridge, the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, the CMU Center for Digital Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Research, and Publishing (DSHARP), and the American Shakespeare Center. This site provides free access to streaming videos and downloads for all our virtual reality media, lesson plans, and much more!  learn more

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TeachingEnglish Secondary Lesson Plans

Here you can find a wide range of full lesson plans to use in your secondary classroom. All of our lessons are designed around themes engaging and relevant to secondary learners and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable…  learn more

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TED-Ed Lessons With a Halloween Theme

A TED-Ed lesson examines what made Poe's macabre works timeless classics. In Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe? students can learn about Poe's guiding principles for writing, the recurring themes of his work, and the personal factors in his life that contributed to his writing. Find the complete lesson here or watch the video as embedded below.  learn more

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The Concord Review

The Concord Review publishes academic essays of high school students, especially on topics for college AP exams.  learn more

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The Language Nerds

The Language Nerds is a place that was furnished to the best comfort of language enthusiasts. We strive to keep people with a passion for language entertained and informed. We strive as much to bring together people from different parts of the world and from different walks of life so they can share their language…  learn more

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The Right Write Site

The Southern Oregon Write Site (SOWS) project originated as support for the writing process, but evolved into an online discussion forum. What the Internet adds to the writing curriculum is the freedom for students to read and respond to their classmates' writing. This resource explains the set up of a Write Site and how it…  learn more

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Top Educational Movies To Enhance Students’ Learning

As an educator, I firmly believe in the power that movies can positively exert on students’ learning. Many people ask me why and how. With regard to ‘why’. The reason is very simple. Movies promote a sense of involvement and immersion. They provide learners a living experience of so many things. Learners understand more, develop…  learn more

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What are Literature Centers?

Literature Circles are a way for students to assume a specific role in the study of something (usually a text). Though almost always associated with the content area of ‘Literature’ or ‘Language Arts’ in North America, the concept of studying a topic in groups by assigning functional roles for each group member can be applied…  learn more

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Why did Phillis Wheatley Disappear

TED Talk In 1775, General George Washington received a poem from one of colonial America’s most famous writers. Its verses praised the burgeoning revolution, invoking the goddess of their new nation to aid the general’s cause. But this ode to liberty wasn’t written by some aloof aristocratic admirer. Its author was a young enslaved Black…  learn more

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Writing Commons

The encyclopedia for writers, researchers, and knowledge workers  learn more