- B.A. English Literature University of Mary Washington
- Virginia State Licensed English Teacher (grades 6-12)
It's easy to get overwhelmed with all of the expectations that are poured onto teachers of all grades and all subjects these days. It seems difficult at times to add variety to our lessons while still sticking to the curriculum guidelines. Sometimes just a fresh perspective and new ideas are all you might need to look at your lessons with new eyes. I hope to be able to point out some great lesson plans as well as offer some different ideas to help make your school year as fun and interesting as possible for you and your students.
A Lesson on Atmosphere & Symbolism screams a study of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" on Halloween
Students normally "scared" of poetry welcome "The Raven" lesson plans at Halloween.
Characterization Lessons for Middle School Students
Students learn characterization by writing about a special person in their life.
The 4th of July Inspires Reflection and Creativity
Watch the fireworks go off in your learner's minds as you creatively bring the 4th of July into your classroom
September 11 Lesson Plans
By interviewing family members about 9/11, students can provide material for deep and meaningful discussions.
What Would Ben Franklin Do?
Employ Ben Franklin's 13 virtues to a modern drug-abuse prevention plan.