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Teaching Of Mice and Men

Posted by Mary B Collins on Sep 30th 2016

Overview Commentary on Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men is a short novel--just a little over 100 pages--and the reading level isn't particularly difficult. However, because of the subject matter, it is … read more

The Key To Teaching Literature

Posted by Mary B Collins on Sep 29th 2016

The key to teaching literature effectively is to see the books as a means to an end, not an end in themselves.If I thought the books were an end in themselves, I would have quit writing about them 20 … read more

Teaching 1984 by George Orwell

Posted by Mary B Collins on Sep 27th 2016

Overview Commentary On 1984 The publisher's summary for the book 1984 by George Orwell says, "Orwell depicts a gray world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Th … read more

How To Do Project-Based Learning In Your Novel Unit

Posted by Mary B. Collins on Sep 19th 2016

Project-based learning seems to be better suited to science class or history class, but it can also be done in your novel units.That seems counter-intuitive. After all, in project-based units of stu … read more

How To Teach A Novel When Time Is Short

Posted by Mary B. Collins on Sep 12th 2016

Most of us would like to have six weeks to explore our favorite novel with our students, but sometimes that just isn’t practical. Too many other things have to fit into our limited class time. So, h … read more