What is Theme?: 5 Tips for Teaching Theme

Exploring the world of literature is like to setting off on a daring journey (hence my name, The Daring English Teacher) through diverse human experiences, and at the heart of every compelling story lies a theme—a beacon illuminating the profound truths and timeless lessons woven into the fabric of storytelling. And even more elusive than determining a story’s theme is teaching theme in the secondary ELA classroom.

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Back-to-School Stations for Secondary ELA: How I Use These 4 Stations in My High School English Classroom

Of of the most engaging and interactive ways to start the new school year is by facilitating a back-to-school station activity in your classroom. Using back-to-school stations as a classroom activity during the first week of school a great way to get your students up and interacting with each other. Furthermore, back-to-school stations are also great for getting to know your students and handing out important class information.

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