"A plot graph can be quite enlightening for students as they begin to experience the text visually. Students identify key scenes in the text and plot them on the x axis against their emotional intensity on the y. This gives them a sense of the…"
"I am not sure if this will help but I have found that the technique of the 'instant book' works well with reluctant readers. Simply divide the book into the number of students (or pairs of students) in your class so that each has to deal…"
"Yeah...jargon is an issue but should not be. We get the same complaints down here. It's a way of denying professionalism.
Teachers need precise language to communicate with their students and each other - particularly at times like these when…"
"Ok. Given the discussion so far, this may be seen as coming from left field.
In Australia we make these kinds of distinctions a little differently. 'Medium' refers to technology of production. So the graphic novel is in the print medium.…"
For teachers of American Lit who want to MC Pop! FYI: it is a still from the film adaptation of the Secret Life of Bees - that film is extra pop because it features singer/actors Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson!See More
"Since you do the English thing you might consider joining some of the ELA groups to stay up on resources and discussion.
Teach with the Moving Image
British Lit (sans Shakespeare)