Literature Activities Teens Actually Love: Authentic Projects For The Language Arts Classroom
Literature Activities Teens Actually Love: Authentic Projects for the Language Arts Classroom
Instead of asking literature to meet the entertainment, cultural, and of course educational needs of today's youth, Literature Activities Teens Actually Love offers activities that empower teachers to guide students to work with literature in order to rediscover the joys it holds. Through a variety of innovative and highly engaging projects, this book will develop a new lens through which to view literature and its study, with activities that are at once highly entertaining yet encourage higher order thinking skills and strategies. Lesson plans incorporating alternatives as diverse as Facebook and quilting show how teachers and students can bridge the technology gap by finding creative solutions to traditional academic problems. By allowing students to use their technological skills to move from print to non-print assessments, students will have the opportunity to explore the text with a greater degree of ownership over the process, resulting in autonomous learners.
About the Author
Beth Ahlgrim is the English Department Chair at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL. She earned her master's degree in English literature from DePaul University and her master's in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois University....