Josh Nisley

10 Contributions

Beowulf Jigsaw Activity
Publication Date: 2022-02-04 | 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 More...

To Kill a Mockingbird Jigsaw Activity
Publication Date: 2022-02-04 | 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 Read More...

"The Open Boat" Jigsaw Activity
Publication Date: 2022-02-04 | 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 Read More...

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Jigsaw Activity
Publication Date: 2022-02-04 | 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.” Read More...

To Kill a Mockingbird Theme Presentation
Publication Date: 2021-11-19 | File type: Document

An assignment in which high school literature students compose a thesis-driven presentation that explores and analyzes an important theme in Read More...

Medieval Literature Projects
Publication Date: 2021-11-19 | 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 Read More...

Poetry Composition Prompt
Publication Date: 2021-11-19 | File type: Document

An assignment in which high school literature students compose an original poem that imitates the form and style of an Read More...

Macbeth Outline Handouts
Publication Date: 2021-11-08 | File type: Teaching Material

This scene-by-scene outline of Shakespeare’s Macbeth encourages active reading and helps students stay on track as they read. Download the Read More...

Local Legends Multimedia Project
Publication Date: 2021-11-08 | File type: Teaching Material

An assignment prompt that requires literature students to find and tell the stories from their own communities. Although the prompt Read More...

Scarlet Letter Character Analysis Prompt
Publication Date: 2021-11-08 | File type: Teaching Material

A writing prompt describing how to write an analysis of a character from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter. Download Read More...

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