This printable teacher's guide to Anton Chekhov: The Major Plays focuses on The Sea Gull, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. Pre-reading activities will build students' background knowledge of realism, Anton Chekhov, and Russia during the 1800s. Activities to use while reading the plays examine the script, characters, and themes in Chekhov's works. After reading the plays, students will engage in projects that make connections between the plays and deepen their understanding of themes.
Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.
Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.