A blog following teacher Aaron Jura as he plans engaging, yet relevant English Language Arts content for High School students in New Orleans, LA.
My class has been studying the Serial - Season 1 podcast to engage with literary non-fiction. I purchased a great resource that utilizes Google Drive for students to engage with. The lessons have been highly engaging and stimulated discussion in the classroom. Also, the content has really activated students who previously appeared as disengaged with the study of English.
As this year comes to a close we are moving into the state mandated End of Course test for my English III group. Working on argumentative writing and persuasive appeals this week along side drilled practice using released test items. Overall, I know students are well prepared and ready to nail this exam.
I am also very excited to announce that I have accepted a 9th grade English/Reading position with Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans for the 2016/2017 school year. I have had such a great experience with Helen Cox High School and have grown as an educator during my time there. However, I am so excited to join an amazing team as a Fighting Eagle next school year. Let the packing begin!!
Mr. J is a high school teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. J believes in the power of educators to help children and families achieve. Follow his blog for tips and techniques to keep engagement high and student achievement at the forefront.