Explore TeachingBooks for prompts and resources to use in your middle and high school classrooms! From new ideas for classics to creating interactive spaces, you’ll find plenty of ways to deepen your readers’ connections to the books in your curriculum.
New Ideas for Old Classics
- Link contemporary themes with classics texts using the Classics Reimagined teaching ideas.
- Make connections with contemporary texts through NCTE’s Refreshing the Canon series.
- Encourage independent reading with Read Alike lists from that same series.
- Bring classic words to life by finding read alouds on our Lit2Go reading list.
- Use a 60-Second Recap to explore genre, theme, setting, and more for classic titles, and then have students create their own 60-second recap for another text.
Ready-to-Use Teaching Ideas
- Browse new and archived Timely Topics for thematic connections for older readers.
- Build interactive spaces by printing out One-A-Day Poetry Reflections and One-A-Day Name Reflections, then have students use their devices to scan and learn.
- Analyze an author’s purpose with prompts that link Meet-the-Author Recordings with discussion questions.
- Have fun with Digital Escape Rooms for familiar titles like Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and The Hobbit. Use the filters to narrow by grade range.
Additional TeachingBooks Resources
- Trace the history of major YA award winners with the Michael L. Printz Award list. Then, have students select another award list to explore.
- Watch Secondary Educators: TeachingBooks Resources at the Ready, a 20-minute webinar that provides ideas for finding resources and encouraging independent reading.
- Get quick ideas with our two-minute videos for High School ELA Teachers and Middle Grade Teachers.
What’s working for you?
We’d love to hear how you’re using TeachingBooks resources in your classrooms and libraries! Leave your ideas in a comment below.