Using Movie Clips to Teach Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing is one of my favorite concepts to teach. The four types of foreshadowing we explore are abstract, prophecy, fallacy, and concrete foreshadowing. To delve into the four types of foreshadowing, we watched various movie clips. After each movie clip, we discuss how it relates to each specific type of foreshadowing. It is a neat way to analyze familiar movies, connect to the stories we read, and have some fun in the process.

Using Movie Clips to Teach Irony

Movie clips are a great way to give students a respite from their typical reading assignments and to teach ELA objectives in a relatable, fun way. A couple of weeks ago, I incorporated movie clips in order to teach different types of irony.
With each movie clip, we discussed how each specific type of irony is displayed. Students filled out organizers exploring irony within our stories and we discussed and connected the movie clip examples of irony back to the stories, as well.

5 Tips for Teacher Work-Home Balance

5 Tips for Teacher Work-Home Balance

My 5 Tips for Teacher Work-Home Balance will definitely help if you always feel your work as a teacher seems to take over your home life or vice versa? I have worked with tons of amazing women with much longer experience being a working mother and with many more kids. They are the true superheroes and they’ve taught me some things over the years. Here are 5 tips to help you as a teacher with your work-home life balance. They work for me, and I want to pass them along to you.

7 Tips for Teaching Face to Face in a Pandemic

As many teachers are preparing to shift from completely virtual to a hybrid model, they have many questions about how to teach face to face during a pandemic. Here are some surprises and tips. At this point, I have been teaching full-time, face to face during the pandemic for nearly six weeks.


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