Go-to Resources for the English Classroom?
Hi all! I am an 8th grade English teacher, and am wondering what resources from this extensive catalogue have worked particularly well in the English classroom. I am planning to implement story dice soon, as well as try a Resource Rumble and Image Battle Royale activity.
Any specific suggestions for activities would be much appreciated!
I, too, am an 8th-grade ELA teacher and am very thankful for the answer to this question. After finishing the EMC2 Learning Site Navigation 101, I found the Penny Pedagogy to be great for a first try with my class. Before I took the course, I had been looking at The Floor is Lava. I desperately need to get my students engaged, and Kahoots and others just don't seem to do the trick anymore. I also need the students to start thinking at the higher DOK orders as well. This site may have just saved my job, for real. I am on the to be decided on coming back next year. I am a second-year teacher and am struggling with the engagement aspect of my craft.
If anyone has used the resources in their 8th grade ELA classes, especially if you have edited the resources for your use, I would love to see what you have done. I am putting a lot of pressure on myself to make some big changes in the first few weeks back from Winter break, and I can use all the help I can. We will be doing a class novel reading of "A Wrinkle in Time." I am starting it off with a quick, simple introduction to Einstein's relativity to get them interested in time travel. (I came across this site by accident as I was doing research for simple explanations of E=MC2) If there is a resource that works for introducing a lesson that might work for this, I would love to learn about it.