Plot and Character for 10th graders

I often tell my 10 graders that 10th grade English is 9th grade English on steroids. In fact, from here on out, nothing will be completely new. Literary devices, poetry analysis, how to write an essay, how to use MLA citations – these topics will be rehashed in some form every year until you graduate.… Continue reading Plot and Character for 10th graders

Grapes of Wrath Introduction

My teaching schedule is a little odd for 11th grade – I do not see them at all on Monday and Tuesday and then have three hours with them on Wednesday. This makes for a long day for both them and me, but it allows me to do things with them I otherwise would not… Continue reading Grapes of Wrath Introduction