Isabel Willetts tackles the hard-to-teach text with a real eye for scaffolding students to comprehension.
Alexandra Magoulas shares a thoughtful and intricate approach to the themes of The Crucible. Take a look!
Devon Lynn shares her multi-modal approach to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Editor's Note: We would also add the most current event of North Korea/Sony hacking and the cancellation of the movie premiere of The Interview to this ladder.
Susan Kent shares her "envious" scaffolding strategy for Othello.
Erin Foss tackles the classic of Brave New World by scaffolding Huxley's novel about a futuristic world with popular culture texts that are sure to engage reluctant readers.
This semester, in my graduate course Teaching of Literature, students created powerful and engaging Reading Ladder scaffolds to connect with canonical texts. We will be sharing a few each day. First up is the wonderfully talented Keely Smith, who shares her pathway to The Scarlet Letter.