"Hi Ryan, Thanks for the great ideas for MLK day. I used one of the short video clips from Project Look Sharp on YouTube (the one that showed clips from "The Freedom Writers' Diary") to lead into why celebrating MLK is important. I…"
"You can sing all of Dickinson's poems to the tune of "Gilligan's Island" ---they usually think that is neat and then I challenge them to each try reciting one themselves to the beat of the theme song."
"These may not be exactly what you are looking for, but in our classroom we play the "toe the line" game from "The Freedom Writers" to discuss racism and other topics in the novel that apply to our own life. You bascially push all…"
"Ryan, Great plug. I will be purchasing class sets of Macbeth and Frankenstein after the holidays. My kids will love these comic books. I will have to contact Clive directly and see if he will Skype in or have an online discussion with my students."
"Thank you everyone! Great ideas. In school today I found "The Matrix" lessons from Read, Write, Think and have my DVD ready to "pop" for tomorrow. We also happen to have a store nearby that somehow sells glass bowls and other…"
"I teach the novel in a Sci Fi Literature class, so I don't know how rigid you are to staying with British Literature.
I do a quick day on utopias and dystopias with the worksheet that I got and tweaked from readwritethink (apparently I…"
Greetings!I'm preparing to teach Brave New World for the first time. Does anyone have any great ideas to toss out? I plan on having the seniors create wikis/blogs at the end displaying their utopian societies. I would welcome anything else to make this novel pop.Thanks for the thoughts!See More