Every English teacher knows a student’s full immersion and understanding of text requires more than just reading and discussing. Written text triggers reactions and thoughts that students must learn to effectively communicate and prove with evidence. Supplemental resources are key to helping students reach higher levels of understanding. Castle Learning Literature Sets aim to be an ideal resource for teachers wanting to ensure students’ understanding, processing, and responding to literature meets the highest of expectations.
While teachers still develop their lesson plans to further develop students’ critical thinking, reading and writing skills, the Castle Learning Literature Sets can push the learning experience to new levels of achievement. Here are some ways for teachers to supplement their lesson plans using the expansive and specific questions available through Castle Learning.
Preparing students to read a new novel involves engaging them with a hook that creates eager learners. The Castle Learning Literature Sets allow teachers to preselect questions about literary devices and vocabulary to prepare students for elements of their study.
Literature Sets provide a way for teachers to assign homework questions based on the chapters they read or discussed in class. Teachers can also use the review assignments to improve comprehension, no matter where individual students are within the unit.
The assessment tool allows teachers to create assessments that test the full range of learning standards. Options include reading checks, quizzes, and final tests on full comprehension and mastery of concepts.
Beyond the Book
Castle Learning allows students to access assignments wherever and whenever. Teachers can encourage students to team-up outside of the classroom to work on review assignments and continue a dialogue about the text. Customizeable assignments allow teachers to assign projects and writing activities that encourage students to connect themes and concepts to their lives.
Castle Learning’s collection of novels, plays, essays, and poems continues to grow all the time. View them here!