13 Scary Stories and Poems For High School ELA

Here are 13 scary stories and poems you can incorporate this fall to build a fun, spooky atmosphere while learning!

Is Hamlet Overrated?

Still struggling with making Shakespeare fun? This blog post gives tips on making Shakespeare engaging and interesting to even reluctant readers! Over the years, I've taught Hamlet over a dozen times and to several different levels of learners. In my first AP* Lit teaching position I taught it since it was already in the curriculum.… Continue reading Is Hamlet Overrated?

Inclusivity & Accessibility in AP English: A Recap

I just finished a six-week series on issues on inclusivity and accessibility in AP English Literature. When I speak of inclusivity I refer to representation of both students and authors in this course. In accessibility, I discuss issues of gatekeeping, differentiation, and workload for AP students. Here is a recap of the six blog posts in case you missed them.