Thursday, July 31, 2014

First Day--Welcome to THE BLOG!

Welcome to THE BLOG! This blog will serve to complement and support our daily class by providing duplicate materials from class, reminders and schedules, communication to parents, and links to valuable resources. Use the blog to your benefit as a "one-stop shop" of accessing my students' work.

A few key tricks to using the blog to your benefit:
  1. Sign up to "Follow by Email" in the left tab. You can even have "emails" sent to your phone via text with some cell plans. Or, subscribe via an RSS feed to which you can additionally add news, entertainment, or other informational updates. If you need to create an email, use this article to choose one of the most popular, free, online mail clients.
  2. Use "Labels" in the left margin to narrow the blog's content to only those posts that you need.
  3. Click on hyperlinks embedded in the posts to access copies of worksheets, notes, or resources used in class.
  4. There is a search bar at the top right of the page. Use that to type in key words when searching for class content.
  5. Peruse the extra links for real-world content that connects our classroom learning to your extracurricular lives.
  6. Leave comments or questions on individual blog posts or email me if you would like further help when you are not at school. I will answer all questions posted either place.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Purpose and Goals of THE BLOG

This year, I will be teaching more than just English 3 and 4, so I have re-oriented the blog to serve a few different features. I also want my work to be useful beyond my own classroom, so I have tried to make this site more accessible for other teachers looking for English classroom lesson ideas. From now on, I want to include my lesson plans here on the blog and plan to retroactively post my lessons to previous posts. I hope this will encourage relevant and engaging student learning locally and globally! Please give me any comments, questions, feedback, and your own ideas for ways to create meaningful learning!

NEW! Educator Resources links at the bottom of the left margin.

MOVED! English 3 and English 4 curriculum post labels are now at the following links:
     English 3 American Literature Assignments and Posts
     English 4 British/European Literature Assignments and Posts

NEW! Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Check out entire unit plans at my new, affordable TPT store!

Thanks for your support, willingness to learn, and collaboration!
Mrs. EGHeck

Friday, May 23, 2014

Continuing She's the Man

Complete the worksheet for She's the Man before we compare this Shakespearean adaptation to a traditional version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

As we continue with Shakespeare, prepare your paper presentation for your exam day (Thursday for 1st, Friday for 2nd). Remember I will add up to 10 points on your paper grade based on this presentation for your final exam grade.