Many students dread reading Shakespeare because they think his works have nothing to do with their 21st century interests.
In honour of Asian American Heritage Month, which is celebrated every May, I tasked the students in my three Asian American Literature classes with a special project.
By middle school or earlier, many children have lost motivation, confidence, and focus in reading. Where does it all start to go downhill, and what can be done to change that?
The novel in verse is witnessing an explosion in popularity and publication. Why does it deserve a place in your collection, and how can it be incorporated into the classroom?
Students often display a morbid curiosity that I feel I cannot ignore, but can I lean into it? Can I use this fascination in a way that engages students, but also humanizes them?
As a newer interventionist, I faced a formidable task: engage reluctant readers and address their needs with minimal resources for an entire 90 minutes.
It is my job to motivate and mold my students, to keep them engaged, to build reading and writing confidence in all who enter my virtual classroom.