Ep 205: Engaging Activities to Add to Short Story Units - EB Academics

Ep 205: Engaging Activities to Add to Short Story Units

Are you finding it tougher than usual to get motivated to teach? Are you struggling to get your students excited about ELA class? Try implementing short stories to help make the weeks go by a little faster and help keep students on their toes. In today’s episode, I’m going to share 3 short stories with amazing activities that you can rinse and repeat all year long. 

Tune in now to hear:

  • [:11] Caitlin suggests teaching short stories to help make the weeks go by faster and keep students on their toes. 
  • [:50] Caitlin introduces “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” and walks you through an engaging treasure hunt activity.
  • [2:52] Caitlin begins discussing the “Lamb to the Slaughter” prediction activity.
  • [6:13] Caitlin introduces the third short story “Amigo Brothers” and explains our Conflict Knockout game.
  • [9:58] Caitlin discusses the importance of games in the ELA classroom.
  • [10:30:] Caitlin invites you to try some of these engaging activities in your classroom.

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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