Teaching literature activities

Discover interactive and creative activities for teaching literature. Enhance your students' learning experience and make literature come alive in the classroom.
3 Fun Activities for any Novel Study - The Secondary English Coffee Shop Worksheets, 5th Grade Reading, Middle School English, Middle School Ela, Reading Groups, Middle School Novel Studies, Homeschool Reading, Teaching Reading, Novel Study Activities

By The Daring English Teacher When teaching a novel, I love to mix things up and throw in a fun, creative, or collaborative activity that engages students as they analyze and interpret the novel’s theme, characters, symbols, or conflict. This allows me to enhance my students’ understanding of the novel, and it gives them a break from the day-to-day routine of reading and reviewing that often accompanies novel studies. Providing students with fun and engaging, yet still rigorous, activities…

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Caleb Mullinax
6th Grade Reading, High School, Middle School Reading, Common Core Standards, Middle School English, Middle School Novel Studies, Middle School Reading Activities, Middle School Literature, Multiple Choice

A multiple choice quiz after reading is a quick and easy way to check student comprehension, but it doesn't allow you to assess deeper understanding and it certainly isn't fun or creative. If you are looking for more meaningful and engaging activities to use with students during literature circles or a novel unit, here's twelve ideas that are favorites in my classroom and the Common Core standards they align with.

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Michele Geoghegan
Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities. English, High School, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, English Teachers, Teaching Literary Elements, Literary Terms, Teaching Short Stories, English Class

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

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Robin Martin