Reading & Literature

Phonics: Learning to Read

| File type : Teaching Material

A trove of information, tips, songs, and rhymes, this document helps teachers train young students to read confidently. Originally presented at Faith Builders Teachers Week 2022. Download the docum... Read More

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Jigsaw Activity

Contributor: Josh Nisley | File type : Teaching Material

A group reading exercise in which students explore literary elements in Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

“The Open Boat” Jigsaw Activity

Contributor: Josh Nisley | File type : Teaching Material

A group exercise in which students explore characters and themes in Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat." Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Beowulf Jigsaw Activity

Contributor: Josh Nisley | File type : Teaching Material

A group exercise in which students identify and explore characteristics of Anglo-Saxon literature in Beowulf. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

To Kill a Mockingbird Jigsaw Activity

Contributor: Josh Nisley | File type : Teaching Material

A group exercise in which students explore literary elements in the opening chapters of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Literature Jigsaw Activities

Author: Josh Nisley

Jigsaw is a cooperative learning technique that works particularly well for analyzing and exploring the many facets of a good piece of literature. These activities were adapted for use in a high schoo... Read More

Word Games and Drills

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Teaching Material

A list of fun games and drills for students learning to read. Download the document now or read it below. ... Read More

Poetry Composition Prompt

Contributors: Josh Nisley | File type : Document

An assignment in which high school literature students compose an original poem that imitates the form and style of an early American poem. The assignment could be adapted for any literary period or s... Read More

Medieval Literature Projects

Contributors: Josh Nisley | File type : Document

Two unit-ending projects for high school literature students studying the medieval period in English literature: a medieval-style ballad composition and a history research presentation. Download t... Read More

To Kill a Mockingbird Theme Presentation

Contributors: Josh Nisley | File type : Document

An assignment in which high school literature students compose a thesis-driven presentation that explores and analyzes an important theme in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Download the ... Read More